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Andrés N. Ordorica ‘How We Named The Stars’ (Book Review)

In How We Named the Stars, debut novelist Andrés N. Ordorica explores coming-of-age in ...

Graeme Thomson ‘Under The Ivy: The Life & Music of Kate Bush’ (Book Review)

Revised and updated as part of Omnibus Press’ Remastered series, Graeme Thomson’s Under The ...

Jen Hadfield ‘Storm Pegs: A Life Made in Shetland’ (Book Review)

With Storm Pegs: A Life Made in Shetland, Poet Jen Hadfield has created an ...

Eve Smith ‘How Was It for You?: Stories From A Sex Worker’ (Book Review)

Eve Smith has spent over twenty years as a sex worker, with roles as ...

Genevieve Jagger on confession, weird sex, sin, vampire mythology, and secrets

Among the most eagerly awaited debut novels of recent years, Genevieve Jagger’s Fragile Animals ...

Rose Ruane ‘Birding’ (Book Review)

A novel that proves you can come of age at any age. Lydia is ...

Douglas Skelton ‘The Hollow Mountain’ (Book Review)

In terms of crime fiction, few writers have the stylistic range that Douglas Skelton ...

Andrew O’Hagan – Caledonian Road (book review)

An epic novel examining the complex lives of a cast of characters whose stories ...

Book Review – The Secrets of Blythswood Square by Sara Sheridan

Although it begins on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, Sara Sheridan’s latest novel, The Secrets of ...

Book Review – Like Love: Essays and Conversations by Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson’s (Bluets, The Argonauts) latest work, Like Love: Essays and Conversations, is both ...