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Thirsty Sea Erica Mou Review

BookBlast review of debut novel Thirsty Sea by Italian singer-songwriter Erica Mou (trs. Clarissa Botsford). Erica wrote this book at the kitchen table of her rented accommodation in London. The image maybe be near-perfect but […]

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Venice Noir Isabella Panfido Review

BookBlast reviews Venice Noir: The Dark History of the Lagoons by Venetian writer, cultural journalist and radio presenter, Isabella Panfido, translated by Christine Donougher. Winner of the Latisana per il Nord-Est Prize and the Gambrinus […]

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Journey into the Mind’s Eye Lesley Blanch, NYRB Classics News Archive

BookBlast Estates News: Journey into the Mind’s Eye by Lesley Blanch reissued by New York Review of Books Classics Lesley Blanch: “My book is not altogether autobiography, nor altogether travel or history either. You will […]

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A Man of Genius Janet Todd Review

Janet Todd’s first work of fiction, A Man of Genius published by Bitter Lemon Press, is elegant and compelling. “She knew her love was flecked with revulsion, both from him and from herself – for […]

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Janet Todd Author Interview

Janet Todd, where were you born, and where did you grow up? Born in mid Wales. Grew up in Wales, England, Scotland, Bermuda, Sri Lanka — we moved around a lot! Boarding school in Dolgellau. […]

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Linda Kelly Author Interview

Georgia de Chamberet interviews Linda Kelly, biographer and historian, for BookBlast®. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Kent and brought up in the country, mostly in Hampshire. However I […]

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Sex in the City Nineteenth-century Paris & London Explorations

Sex in the City for women of the demi-monde living in nineteenth-century Paris and London involved living a racy, scandalous and at times, dangerous, lifestyle. Nana and Prostitution In his planning notes for Nana, the […]