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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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