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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XIV

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Fiction

Review The Book of Birmingham (ed) Kavita Bhanot

The Book of Birmingham is the latest title to be published by Comma Press in their ‘cities in short fiction series’ which serves as an excellent introduction to some superb contemporary writers. The ultimate in […]

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Explorations

Explorations Paris Burning, Paris Brûle, Georgia de Chamberet

Is Paris burning? Paris is an evocative name that conjures all manner of images including those of protest in its myriad forms. I arrived in the capital the day after the fourth Saturday of gilets jaunes […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Lucy Popescu at European Literature Days, Austria

Lucy Popescu heads to European Literature Days in Austria, and discovers how the exuberant 10th anniversary of a small European literary festival, Literaturhaus Europa, held in the Wachau region, throws into sharp relief the cultural […]

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Non Fiction

Review The 10 Worst of Everything: The Big Book of Bad, Sam Jordison

BookBlast reviews Sam Jordison’s The 10 Worst of Everything: The Big Book of Bad, a compelling source of alternative general knowledge We live in an increasingly polarised mad and maddening world seemingly going from bad […]