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Maria Stoian – Take it as a Compliment

Take It As A Compliment is an award winning series of graphic stories by writer and illustrator Maria Stoian that tackle harassment, abuse, and other negative behaviours. Straight from the outset this book is incredible impressive. It’s one of those books that some refer to as coffee table books because they just look gorgeous. It’s… Continue reading Maria Stoian – Take it as a Compliment

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Adrian Walker – The End of the World Running Club

(Written before I moved to Edinburgh...) I’ve only briefly been to Edinburgh once, however, I am going again this year but during the festival. Reading opening pages of the Edinburgh based novel, The End of the World Running Club has, I think, prepared me for the onslaught of what a midAugust Edinburgh during the Fringe… Continue reading Adrian Walker – The End of the World Running Club

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Timur Vermes – Look Who’s Back

Timur Vermes novel, which has recently been adapted to the silver screen, Look Who’s Back, follows the life of Adolf Hitler who – through a fluke in the biological truths of the world – has emerged from his suicide many years later and finds himself struggling to navigate a modern Germany. It’s essential that in… Continue reading Timur Vermes – Look Who’s Back

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Nick Frost – Truths, Half Truths & Little White Lies

When my life is at a point of change, I turn to autobiographies. I find something comforting knowing that people I admire have been through trials and tribulations themselves and come out of them the other end smiling. I wasn’t however prepared for the autobiography of former Highgate resident, and film star, Nick Frost. Nick… Continue reading Nick Frost – Truths, Half Truths & Little White Lies

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Holly Ringland – The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is the debut novel from Australian writer Holly Ringland. It’s won awards worldwide, spent many weeks in the bestseller lists, and it’s currently being adapted into a television series. The novel follows the journey of Alice Hart, and it begins with Alice as a child seeking solace with her… Continue reading Holly Ringland – The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

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Claire Askew – All The Hidden Truths

All the Hidden Truths is the debut novel from Scottish writer Claire Askew. It’s a literary crime novel that has taken the ‘who-dunnit?’ and made it into a ‘why-dunnit?’. The book opens with teenager Ryan Summers walking into the Edinburgh further education college he studies at and gunning down 13 women before killing himself. This… Continue reading Claire Askew – All The Hidden Truths