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Review – The Fifth Child

  Publisher: Harper Perennial  Cover Art: Henri Bureau/Corbis Format: Paperback Pages: 159 Rating: 2/5 Book Depository: Paperback* Content Warnings: Violence; animal cruelty; disability discrimination; neglect   Harriet and David pride themselves on their normality, choosing to actively reject anything extraordinary around them. Meeting in a period of time when everyone else is obsessed with sex, drugs and counterculture, Harriet and David… Continue reading Review – The Fifth Child

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Review – Water Shall Refuse Them

  Publisher: Dead Ink  Cover Art: Luke Bird and Tiffany Combs Format: Paperback Pages: 257 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback* Content Warnings: Extreme violence; murder; animal cruelty; fat shaming   During the heatwave of 1976, Nif and her family move to the Welsh borders to heal as a family following a tragic incident involving Nif's younger sister, Petra. Instead of bringing relief… Continue reading Review – Water Shall Refuse Them

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Review – Picnic in the Storm

  Publisher: Corsair Books Translated by: Asa Yoneda Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Isabel Reitemeyer Format: Hardback Pages: 209 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback Content Warnings: Incest; violence; mistreatment of animals   Motoya's eccentric short story collection steeped in the ever so slightly out of the ordinary is unique and provides subtle commentaries on society and societal concepts such as marriage. What initially… Continue reading Review – Picnic in the Storm

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Review – Cygnet

  Publisher: Dialogue Books Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Neil Gower Format: Hardback Pages: 244 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Self harm; child abuse; bullying; dementia; drugs   The Kid lives on an island which doubles up as a retirement village. She does not live there by choice, but rather was left there by her parents when… Continue reading Review – Cygnet

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Review – The Woman in the Dunes

  Publisher: Penguin Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback   Niki Jumpei is an amateur entomologist who visits a rural coastal town to search the sand dunes for rare or undiscovered beetle species. The night approaches before Jumpei can catch his bus home so he is forced to seek shelter amongst the villagers. He realises his mistake… Continue reading Review – The Woman in the Dunes

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Review – Daisy Jones and the Six

Publisher: Hutchinson Format: Hardback Pages: 351 Rating: 4/5 Daisy Jones and the Six are a fictional seventies rock band that Taylor Jenkins Reid has created a back story for through the medium of interviews. The book follows the band's various members' recollections of their time being famous, which highlights how people can remember events differently.  Initially, Daisy Jones appears… Continue reading Review – Daisy Jones and the Six

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Review – Feminists Don’t Wear Pink

  Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 363 Rating: 4/5   Comprised of fifty different women's anecdotes, poems, essays and musings, Feminists Don't Wear Pink explores the meaning of the word 'feminist'. This includes its connotations and historical reputation as well as its sociological meaning. For years, 'feminist' has been a dirty word, but collections such as this one are… Continue reading Review – Feminists Don’t Wear Pink