The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami

One of two books I am reading for my book club this month is The Nakano Thrift Shop. Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell, this is the latest novel from Hiromi Kawakami, bestselling author of Strange Weather In Tokyo. I hadn’t heard of this book prior to my book club, but its premise …

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Fear by Roald Dahl

Today I have a review of Fear by Roald Dahl, the last of four new centenary collections published on 10th August by Penguin Books. I have read and reviewed these collections over the last week, sharing my thoughts on Innocence, War and Trickery. In Fear, Dahl explores the stories that have the power to scare …

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Trickery by Roald Dahl

Today I have a review of Trickery by Roald Dahl, a collection of short stories and one of eight centenary editions from Penguin Books. Published on 10th August, I have already shared my reviews of Innocence and War which I enjoyed so I was very much looking forward to reading this one! In Trickery, Dahl …

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War by Roald Dahl

Today marks the publication of four new short story collections by Roald Dahl published as part of his centenary. The books which include Innocence, War, Trickery and Fear all explore the darker side of human nature, and alongside Dahls’s writing they also include striking cover art by Charming Baker. The first of this series I …

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Innocence by Roald Dahl

I was thrilled to receive a collection of four Roald Dahl books recently which are to be published on the 10th August. Innocence, War, Trickery and Fear are all collections of stories from one of our most beloved authors to mark his centenary. As a child I grew up reading his much loved children’s books …

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Shelter by Sarah Franklin

I was delighted to receive a copy of Shelter, the debut novel by Sarah Franklin. It was a book that interested me as it was set during the war, but in a setting that is in stark contrast to previous novels I have read set in this era. In Shelter we meet Connie Granger, a …

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Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody

The book featured in July’s ‘Tricksters’ box from Fairy Loot was the debut novel from Amanda Foody. From first hearing about this theme I was looking forward to the book and Daughter Of A Burning City was a book which promised mysterious goings on at a travelling carnival so I couldn’t wait to get started! …

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