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Lisa Jewell

Friday Book Review – The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

22
Aug
2014

The first time I heard Lisa Jewell’s name was back in 1999. I was watching Late Review on BBC2 and the notoriously caustic critic Tom Paulin (one of my all-time heroes) described Jewell’s debut novel, Ralph’s Party, as “a breath ...continued

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09
Aug
2014

I’m on a quest to find London hotels that are stylish, comfortable and won’t break the bank. With that in mind, I usually head to the Hoxton in Shoreditch. The only ...continued

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08
Aug
2014

At 5ft 4ins tall, I’m used to being the smallest person in my family. My son, who’s a whole foot taller than me, has a tendency to pat me on ...continued

20
Jul
2014

As the National Theatre production of Hotel drew to a close the audience sat ramrod still. The stage was littered with fake blood, furniture was strewn all over the shop ...continued

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18
Jul
2014

New ideas are spinning out of the publishing world at lightning speed. This week David Mitchell (of Cloud Atlas fame) has taken the Twittersphere by storm by releasing a short ...continued

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