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The Story of Langford Grove School 1923-62 Review

“The story of Langford Grove School is a period piece. It is the story of the remarkable headmistress and sole proprietor, Elizabeth Curtis. Whether it was gin and scallops for lunch with Frank Auerbach; a […]

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Inkandescent Publishing Top 5 Reads Book Blast Presents

East London-based independent publisher Inkandescent “was ‘founded by outsiders for outsiders’ to celebrate original and diverse talent and to publish voices and stories the mainstream neglects – specifically those of the working class and financially […]

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The Last Days of Ellis Island Gaëlle Josse & Ellis Island Malgorzata Szejnert Review

BookBlast reviews two books that each give a different take on getting through the gateway to the Promised Land that was the United States a century ago: The Last Days of Ellis Island by Gaëlle […]

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Fiction

Bestseller Beka Adamashvili Review

Georgia de Chamberet reviews Bestseller out with Dedalus Books to accompany the interview with Beka Adamashvili & translator Tamara Japaridze for BookBlast Podcast series,  Bridging the Divide. An entertaining mocking of literary aspirations, Beka Adamashvili’s […]

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A Musical Offering Luis Sagasti, Victor Meadowcroft Review

A Musical Offering is Argentinian author Luis Sagasti’s second novel to appear in English. His first, Fireflies (also published by Charco Press and reviewed for The BookBlast Diary) saw translator Fionn Petch nominated for a […]

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Top 10 Black Classics for Independent Minds Book Blast Presents

BookBlast’s Top 10 Black Classics are not only for independent discerning minds but also the curious, general reader. Prejudice is a result of ignorance. The prolific outpouring of support in the press, book trade newsletters […]

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Chris McCabe Author Interview

BookBlast interview with author, Chris McCabe Chris McCabe, where were you born, and where did you grow up? Mill Road hospital Liverpool, and then in Liverpool (built on the site of a Victorian workhouse), until […]

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