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Dreamtime Venetia Welby Review

Venetia Welby’s futuristic second novel, Dreamtime, has an altogether different atmosphere and resonance to her first, Mother of Darkness, set in London’s Soho. Both novels, however, feature central characters in crisis seeking to put themselves […]

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The Settlement Ruth Kirby-Smith Review

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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The Bell in the Lake Lars Mytting Review

Review by Rachel Goldblatt of The Bell in the Lake, to accompany Lars Mytting and his translator Deborah Dawkin discussing their collaboration for BookBlast® Podcast series Bridging the Divide. “And this also”, said Marlow suddenly, […]

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Philip Gwyn Jones Scribe UK Interview

BookBlast interviews editor and publisher, Philip Gwyn Jones, who has over 25 years’ high-level experience at the heart of literary publishing in the UK. Most recently, he founded Portobello Books in 2004, joined Scribe UK […]

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Madeleine Euan Cameron Review

Book Blast reviews Euan Cameron’s novel Madeleine. Madeleine is a perfectly-formed, psychologically acute first novel of love and war, shameful secrets and cowardly treachery. Euan Cameron’s prose sparkles with unsettling beauty and intelligence as he […]

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Euan Cameron Translator & Author Interview

BookBlast interviews publisher, translator & book reviewer, Euan Cameron, whose first novel Madeleine is just published. Euan Cameron, where were you born, and where did you grow up?  Born in London, but I grew up […]

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The Book of Birmingham (ed) Kavita Bhanot Review

BookBlast reviews The Book of Birmingham, 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 […]

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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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Paul Ewen Author Interview

BookBlast interview with Paul Ewen author Paul Ewen, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Blenheim, New Zealand. I grew up in various places around the South Island, […]