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Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep
Book Review

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep

Philip Reeve. David Fickling Books. (288p) ISBN 9781788452373 A book I’d requested through work as I’m a huge fan of Mortal Engines (plus Philip Reeve’s other works). This latest book is a magnificent middle grade fantasy adventure following Utterly Dark, the ward of The Watcher of Wildsea. When her ward drowns it sets a chain …

Cecily
Book Review

Cecily

Annie Garthwaite. Penguin. (384p) ISBN 9780241476871 This gorgeous looking book arrived at work and I made sure that I was first to grab it! When I got it home I was all prepared to start it straight away but someone else saw it and grabbed it and as they were reading it told me how …

Igifu
Book Review

Igifu

Scholastique Mukasonga. Archipelago Books. (160p) ISBN 9781939810786 It’s August so that must mean it’s Women in Translation month. I’d already lined up quite a lot of novels and novellas for the month I was in the mood for some short story collections and did a shout out on Twitter for some suggestions. Igifu was one …

The Cat Who Saved Books
Journal

Books for September 2021…

and a round-up of what I did in July. Which saw the reading block well and truly break! Between March 15th and 2nd July I had read only two books, two books. This month I’ve read eight and didn’t feel pressured by any of it. There was also a good hit rate as well two …

The Sea Cloak
Journal

Short Stories in Translation

It’s August and that must mean it’s Women in Translation Month. “Women in Translation Month is all about appreciating the great women writers who do get translated – and of course the people who bring them to us, their translators and publishers. It’s an opportunity to join in a worldwide conversation about outstanding writing from …