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Book review: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

07
Sep
2019

A new novel by Tracy Chevalier is always a treat. I’ve loved her books since her first, A Virgin Blue, was published way back in 1997 and in the intervening years she’s gone from strength to strength. Her 10 novels ...continued

20
Jul
2019

I’ve been a fan of Deborah Moggach for years – ever since her first novel, You Must be Sisters, was published in 1978. I even interviewed her once, when the ...continued

19
May
2019

When it comes to writing thrillers with dizzying plot twists Jeffery Deaver is second to none. He’s written more than 30 page-turning thrillers, sold more than 50 million books around ...continued

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17
May
2019

It was the sort of mistake we all dread making. A diner at a Manchester restaurant was so impressed by the delicious bottle of red that he immediately ordered the ...continued

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03
Feb
2019

Like most book reviewers I know, I have a towering pile of novels to read. But even though I valiantly try to work my way through them in the order ...continued

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