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February 2017

Book Review: The Beautiful and Forever by Kevin MacNeil

Book reviews By February 28, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I discovered Kevin MacNeil’s The Beautiful & Forever on a particularly successful bookshop browse. The title and cover drew me in and the Scottish island setting and the blurb on the back cover ensured that it came home with me. On an island like no other, the annual Brilliant & Forever festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away…


Book Review: A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume

Book reviews By February 27, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

An artist’s retreat with a difference in Sara Baume’s A Line Made By Walking becomes a beautiful meditation on our own fragility and how art and nature can both anchor and heal us. Struggling to cope with urban life – and with life in general – Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to the rural bungalow on ‘turbine hill’ that has…


Book Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole #RagdollBook #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By February 23, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Daniel Cole’s debut novel, Ragdoll, intrigued me because it had not one but multiple victims, and I thought I’d enjoy seeing what the connections between them all were, that is, beyond the stitching that loosely connects the initial six. Here’s what the blurb says: A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press…


#Sealskin Blog Tour – Interview with Author Su Bristow

Authors, Blog tour By February 10, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

I’m thrilled to welcome Su Bristow to the Nut Press today. Su was the first winner of the Exeter Novel Prize and the resulting novel, Sealskin, is out now from Orenda Books. Su, I was lucky enough to be at that first prize-giving ceremony for the Exeter Novel Prize. Can you give me an idea of what happened after you…

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