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Book Review: She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore

“A novel that is as rich in its fantastical character depth as it is in its history of Liberia and slavery” – a CUB must-read!   For my final review […]

Book Review: The Peace Machine by Özgür Mumcu

“An unusual but thought-provoking novel about human nature’s desire for conflict”   The twentieth century dawns and the world stands on the brink of yet another bloody war.  But what […]

Book review: Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer

‘A beautifully imaginative novel that delves into one woman’s life and her extraordinary relationship with birds’   Gwendolen ‘Len’ Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her […]

Book Review: Crossing by Pajtim Statovci

“This novel is more than just the crossing of physical borders, as its protagonist explores the crossing of gender and sexuality”   Bujar’s world is collapsing.  His father is dying […]

Book Review: The Red Gene by Barbara Lamplugh

“A remarkably moving novel about love, loss, and family that spans three generations and almost 80 decades” – a CUB must-read! When Rose, a young English nurse with humanitarian convictions, […]

Book Review: Open Reveries By Bruno Cooke

“An unusual novel that nevertheless captures the difficulties of growing up and the importance of family” Richard is a victim of tempestuous bowels, Nicole of delayed tooth eruption. After bizarre […]

Book Review: Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

“A unique and beautifully written novel that explores the ethics and consequences of lying.” Nofar is just an ordinary teenage girl – so ordinary that she’s almost invisible. Serving customers […]

Book Review: Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth

“A poignant and disturbing novel that explores a fraternal relationship, set in the harsh outback of colonial Australia” – a CUB must-read!  Queensland, 1885. One sweltering day in the Australian outback, Tommy […]

Book Review: Time’s Tide by Adrian Harvey

“A moving exploration of the relationship between father and son set in a picturesque landscape.”   Father and son, Erikur and Arni, struggle to overcome the emotional distance between them. Each is drawn inexorably […]