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In her second novel, Chloe Benjamin weaves an ambitious family saga that spans several decades.
Women leading lives of quiet, and not-so-quiet, desperation are at the heart of Leni Zumas' dystopian novel Red Clocks.
Women's bodies: much objectified, little understood.
Children's fiction has often addressed difficult living situations, using death or war as a backdrop to propel young protagonists into adventure.
An Aberdeen man has written his first book – after finding inspiration on a quiet evening in front of the television.
Melba Escobar writes for newspapers in Colombia and his is her first book to be published in English.
Asymmetry is Halliday's debut novel and is structured in two seemingly unconnected novellas, followed by a shorter interview which points to the link between them.
What a nervy burden it is to review a novel by a famed literary critic.
The follow up to 2016's Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, volume 2 is just as brilliantly put together.
Adele Parks is widely successful - she's sold over 3million copies of her books - but The Image of You doesn't quite pack the right punch.
Schoolteacher Amanda Berriman's debut novel Home is a sensitive and thought-provoking novel about a section of society that's so easily overlooked.
On an Idaho mountain a man broods - he is the author's father, and, out of a poisonous brew of Aryan nation propaganda, fundamentalism, inadequate schooling and mental illness, he concocts a belief system that leads him to isolate his family from the fallen world of fake prophets and socialised medicine.
When the richest man in Oakham – a vividly imagined, late 15th-century Somerset village – is swept away and lost in the river one Shrovetide morning, it falls to bucolic priest John Reve to investigate his disappearance.
Emmeline Pankhurst's descendant knows a lot of about female pioneers, and this sequel to 2016's Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World is filled with 10 more splendid examples.
Book Review: Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through The World’s Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson
Helen Thomson is a neuroscience graduate and award-winning science journalist.
Sylvie and Dan decide to shake up their marriage after a doctor tells them they are so healthy they could expect to spend another 60 years together.
Former journalist and award-winning writer Jim Crace specialises in waiting for inspiration.
Beloved British writer Joanna Trollope returns in typical aga saga style with An Unsuitable Match.
In an alternate future, poverty, war and racism have been eliminated.
Dear Annie, I really wanted to like your book.
Objectively, this is a clever slip of a book.
Former journalist turned fiction writer Sarah Pekkanen has teamed up with her editor and friend Greer Hendricks for her latest novel.
In 1627, Barbary pirates struck a sneaky attack on the coast of Iceland, kidnapping hundreds of Icelanders to take back and sell into slavery, with the hope of bartering for hefty ransoms from Denmark.
Bees have been around for longer than humans - and some dinosaurs - and Milner explains why they matter.
"Get your characters up a tree, throw stones at them, then get them down from the tree," is an excellent piece of advice for storytellers in every genre.
What happens after we die?
Ashie was born in the 1930s and grew up in the teeming and tenement-packed east end of Aberdeen, where he started working life as a motor mechanic before getting a job in a large envelope-making factory which – hard to believe nowadays – was situated right beside the rail and bus station.
Sperring's written a simple, rhyming strand of text which explains neatly and succinctly that, however different we humans may look, we're all still important and beautiful in our own way.
The problem with a book jacket proclaiming its contents to be "explosively funny", is that, firstly, very little in general is ever "explosively funny", and a collection of essays, even less so.
Hailed by thriller heavyweights John Grisham and Lee Child, Need To Know is a debut novel from former CIA analyst Karen Cleveland (if that's even her real name).
Already being touted as the thriller of 2018, with a film adaptation already in development, it's worth investigating.
At times while reading The Last Wilderness, you feel like you could hear a pin drop around you.