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Book review: The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig

08
Jun
2017

The Lie of the Land, Amanda Craig’s seventh novel, doesn’t fit a particular genre. A mix of black comedy, whip-smart social satire and psychological suspense, this tale of a highly dysfunctional family is enthralling, insightful and immensely readable. Quentin and Lottie Bredin are in ...continued

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19
May
2017

This is an exciting week for me because my first non-fiction book, Interviewing for Journalists, is out. It’s aimed at journalism students and trainees but journalists of all ages and ...continued

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17
Mar
2017

My room at The Pig on the Beach had everything a hotel guest could wish for. Stunning décor, a view across the sea towards Old Harry Rocks and a rolltop ...continued

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16
Mar
2017

Fans of Trisha Ashley wax lyrical about her storytelling, elegant writing style and original plots. Katie Fforde calls her “one of the best writers around” while Sophie Kinsella praises her ...continued

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12
Mar
2017

Jeffrey Archer is a writing dynamo. His books have sold a mind-blowing 300 million copies in 35 different languages and at 76 he’s still at the top of his game. ...continued

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