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Review: The World Before Us, Aislinn Hunter

Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us is like a cross between A.S. Byatt’s Possession and Adam Foulds’s The Quickening Maze. I was drawn to the Victorian setting and the dual story line, contrasting the mysteries of an 1870s men...
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The Collector of Lost Things by Jeremy Page

As The Collector of Lost Things opens, it is 1845 and English naturalist Eliot Saxby has set out on Captain Sykes’s Arctic-bound vessel to search for the last remaining traces of the great auk, a bird presumed extinct. His patr...
View from the UK

Maggie O’Farrell: Instructions for a Heatwave

One of the best things about living not far from the capital of a small (but wonderful) island nation is the constant profusion of literary events. Over the five years I worked in London (and the several years before that when ...

Book Debate

Where to Start With a New Author?

Picking up a book by an author you’ve never encountered before can be a bit daunting. As a fresh reader you face, all over again, the challenges of adjusting to a new voice, style, and subject matter (or at least, variations on...
Literary Prizes

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013

What’s more exciting than the Oscars, the Olympics, and the American Idol finale put together? If you’re a literature lover in the UK, the answer is the annual Booker Prize race. Since 1968 the Booker has been awarded to the be...

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What’s So British about Female British Writers?

A Tradition of “Great Literature” from Female British Writers Great Britain has maintained its reputation as a literary continent for the past few centuries. Shakespeare, Donne, Dickens and the Brontës are but some ...