Book Club

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 […]

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

“Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learnt from my long-term friendships with women.” Dolly Alderton is a journalist and writer who published her debut novel, Everything I Know About […]

Step by Step by Simon Reeve

You may have seen globetrotting TV adventurer Simon Reeve on your screens as part of the countless travel documentaries he has filmed for the BBC. But whether or not you […]

Forbidden romance, vampires, and feminism- the history behind gothic fiction

Said to be one of the pioneers of gothic fiction, Ann Radcliffe published The Mysteries of Udolpho in 1794 and earned £500 from this publication. With The Mysteries of Udolpho, […]

Books to fill the Game of Thrones void

Game of Thrones has finished and if you’re wondering what to do with the Westeros shaped hole in your life, you’ve clicked on the right article. We’ve loved the immersive […]

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: Normal People by Sally Rooney

“The conversations that follow are gratifying for Connell, often taking unexpected turns and prompting him to express ideas he had never consciously formulated before. They talk about the novels he’s […]

Book review: The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal

“A quintessential espionage thriller set in Latin America”   Filiberto García is in over his head.  An aging ex-hitman with a filthy mouth, he has three days to prevent a […]