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Pomeranski Gerald Jacobs Review

BookBlast reviews Pomeranski by Gerald Jacobs, a novel loosely based on his memories of Brixton in the 1950s and 1960s which was very different to the gentrified place it has become today. Now black-and grey-corporate […]

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Gerald Jacobs Critic & Author Interview

BookBlast interviews Gerald Jacobs, Literary Editor of the Jewish Chronicle, whose books include Judi Dench: A Great Deal of Laughter, A Question of Football, The Sacred Games, Nine Love Letters & a novel, Pomeranski. Gerald […]

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Top 10 Reads for Self-isolating Minds Book Blast Presents

As a deadly virus strikes, we hope our Top 10 Reads will provide some solace and a change of ideas, however isolated we might feel! According to HISTORY UK, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, […]

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Kim Oliver Literary Executor Interview

BookBlast interviews Kim Oliver, Kamala Markandaya’s daughter and literary executor, following our review of post-colonial classic, The Nowhere Man. Where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Lewisham in […]

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The Rain Watcher Tatiana de Rosnay Review

BookBlast reviews The Rain Watcher by bestselling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay. Together with Dan Brown, Stephanie Meyer and Stieg Larsson, she has been named one of the top ten fiction writers in Europe. “The flooding […]

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Three Women Lucy Tertia George Review

BookBlast reviews Three Women by Lucy Tertia George. “Be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron A strong woman is not defined by men, but is in full possession of herself […]

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Chip Martin Starhaven Press Interview

Chip Martin, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers?  My mother read novels considered important in America of her era. She wanted to be an actress, and one of my […]

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The Governesses Anne Serre & Now, Now Louison Jean Frémon Review

BookBlast’s 2BooksReview recommends two superb novels in English translation published by Les Fugitives: The Governesses by Anne Serre (trs. Mark Hutchinson) & Now, Now Louison by Jean Frémon (trs. Cole Swensen). The Governesses by Anne […]

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Bindlestiff Wayne Holloway Review

Book Blast review of Bindlestiff, Wayne Holloway’s satirical exposure of what lies behind the Hollywood dream and the image on screen. “So, you get the picture. A town with a lot of flashing red lights […]

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Fox Anthony Gardner Review

BookBlast reviews Fox by Anthony Gardner, a fast-paced and entertaining topical satire on our surveillance society and the British government’s tendency to grovel to global superpowers. “Frank and Anna’s day was one of mixed fortunes. […]