Alex Gibbon talks to partners Ray and Nicola from ‘The Bookish Type’ about seeking solace in among the shelves, the ups and downs of setting up their business and the queer fiction you should be reading.
When Oprah announced that the new pick for her book club was American Dirt, the third novel by Jeanine Cummins, I doubt she predicted the controversy that would arise. The novel narrates the tale of […]
From Romeo and Juliet, to Elizabath and Darcy, to Bella and Edward, there are many literary couples we frankly hear too much about, especially during the lead up to Valentine‘s Day. Emma Rivers gives her list of five underrated romance novels to get your teeth into
Questions about Shakespeare’s authorship have been the subject of heated debate and controversy for the past three centuries. Most recently, computer algorithms have been used to compare the scenes from Henry VIII with other plays […]
As the decade draws to an end and we enter the 2020s, it’s the perfect time to look back on the literary memories the past ten years have left us with! Looking into 20 of […]
Twas The Night Shift Before Christmas – Adam Kay Kay’s stories from his time as a junior doctor are as funny as they are heartbreaking. His witty style is undercut by an unflinching look at […]
What a joy it was to spend more time with Olive Kitteridge, still as wry and brutally honest as ever. ‘Olive, Again’ reunites us with the blunt, yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grows […]
I don’t know where to start in reviewing ‘Mine’ by Emily Merrill. Tragic. Heart breaking. Gripping. Unapologetically beautiful. ‘Mine’ encapsulates themes from abuse, trauma, friendship and ambition in a neat 378 pages. I was all […]
There is nothing particularly groundbreaking about her style of prose, and the subject of adolescent romance is a time old classic. However, there is something about Sally Rooney’s writing that makes it physically impossible to […]
Sara Anestesja reviews Bernadine Evaristo’s Booker Prize winning book, ‘Girl, Woman, Other’
Emma Rivers reviews the new book from Toshikazu Kawaguchi, ‘Before the coffee gets cold’.
Louisa Polack reviews George Alagiah’s latest book ‘The Burning Land’, a thrilling novel set in apartheid-era South Africa