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Review The Fool & Other Moral Tales, Anne Serre

Anne Serre is a remarkable and unusual writer; her pen a scalpel dissecting the human condition with painful precision. The Fool & Other Moral Tales – three novellas – is lyrical and disturbing, wonderful and […]

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Review The Settlement, Ruth Kirby-Smith

BookBlast Review of The Settlement by Ruth Kirby-Smith, set in Ireland in 1921 when trouble flares up after partition under British law by the Government of Ireland Act which created Northern Ireland.. “He stood at […]

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Andrew McDougall reviews The Others, Raül Garrigasait

Raül Garrigasait’s irreverent yet poignant novel, The Others, is excellently translated from the Catalan by Tiago Miller. Its central character is a young Prussian man who crosses Europe to fight for the Carlists in Spain. […]

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Review A Long Way From Douala, Max Lobe

A Long Way From Douala by Max Lobe is an entertaining, edgy read about serious subjects, including violence, terrorism, homosexuality and migration. Only yesterday, yet another story about small boats carrying migrants crossing the English […]