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Book review: The Lost Man by Jane Harper

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 they arrive I just can’t. There are some authors whose ...continued

01
Feb
2019

From Desert Island Discs to The Archers, I’m an avid radio listener. Given the choice between the radio and TV, I’d choose radio any day. Depending who’s on I constantly ...continued

30
Jan
2019

The boyfriend is back. And he’s coming for you… That’s the chilling blurb on the back of Amanda Brooke’s gripping new novel, Don’t Turn Around. This was the first of ...continued

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11
Jan
2019

January isn’t my favourite month of the year. It’s cold and bleak, Christmas bills are flooding in and it’s tax return time too. To make matters worse, I’m doing Dry ...continued

21
Dec
2018

The Christmas tree is up, festooned with decorations and, thanks to our wonky wooden floor, leaning at a jaunty angle. One of my favourite moments of the festive season is ...continued

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