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July 2013

The dark side of Twitter Towers

Authors, Book reviews, Books By July 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written to date was a post I wrote in 2010 asking Does Twitter sell books?  I posted a picture of my Twitter Towers (all the books I’d heard about through the social networking site) and categorised them, and generally thought that Twitter was pretty good at selling books. To me, at any rate!…

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Book review: The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick

Book reviews By July 25, 2013 Tags: , , 3 Comments

When my family moved back to the UK from Germany, shortly before my baby brother was born, my Welsh father and Scottish mother couldn’t agree where to live, so they looked to England as a compromise solution. And (for any English people reading this) a very fine compromise it was, too! Dad had always loved Cornwall and would have loved to have…

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Book review: Summer of ’76 by Isabel Ashdown

Book reviews By July 8, 2013 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

On the day that Isabel Ashdown’s third and latest novel launched, London enjoyed the first real heat of the year. For a lot of people at the event, it seemed as if the weather had been specially ordered. There we all were, sweltering away, while celebrating the launch of Summer of ’76, a book set in the summer of record…

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Book review: Tony Hogan bought me an Ice Cream Float before he stole my Ma by Kerry Hudson

Book reviews By July 4, 2013 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

As unusual book titles go, Tony Hogan bought me an Ice Cream Float before he stole my Ma is right up there. Team that with a distinctive cover showing the silhouette of a jumping girl holding a red balloon on a blue background and I knew I wanted to read this debut novel even before its author, Kerry Hudson, dropped by here…

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