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Review: Karma Karma by Lorraine Cannell

Lorraine Cannell’s latest YA novel, Karma Karma, is as deliciously dark as her debut novel Hollow, with her usual blurring of the lines between the real and the supernatural. Following the story of Jack, a former gang member trying to … Continue reading

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Girls Without Faces: Hollow by Lorraine Cannell

  In the build-up to Halloween, I’ve been reading a lot of spooky books, even getting out of my true-crime comfort zone and diving into ghost stories. I love ghost stories in theory, but in practice, hauntings scare the living … Continue reading

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Jelly by Jo Cotterill

(Content note for brief discussion of eating disorders. Full disclosure: I know the author, but also full disclosure, I’d give this book five stars even if I didn’t because it’s a cracking good read). There are some books you read … Continue reading

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In Troubled Times

It’s been another while since I’ve blogged – partly because I’ve been moving house and that takes All The Time, and partly because the world is nothing but emotionally draining at the moment. The horrific events in Charlottesville and Barcelona … Continue reading

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My Favourite Places: Thirsty Meeples

Living in Oxford is a pain in some respects (incredibly high rents for not-exactly-stellar-and-let’s-be-honest-literally-mouldy rooms being one of the major bugbears I have with this city), but there are still many things I love about the place. One of these … Continue reading

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Fiction’s Greatest Grumpy Women

I love grumpy women. Grumpy is so often used as a negative term, but to me, being a grumpy woman is in large part about seeing the problems in a society that’s full of them – being mad as hell, … Continue reading

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My Five Fave Fictional Female Friendships

I’m a fan of lots of things (unbelievably unoriginal and absolutely awful alliteration, for example), but one of my favourite things in literature – and media in general – is a good depiction of female friendships. There’s been a lot … Continue reading

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