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Month: June 2012

Science Fiction

The Long Earth

Richmond West 10’s only bookseller exulted with every sale he made to the would-be pioneers who passed through here. Books, printed on paper, every one of them! Dead tree technology! Information that, if carefully stored, would last for millennia! And no batteries required. It ought…

Crime Fiction

Cold Grave

In the spring of 1994, a body was found on the island of Inchmahome in the middle of the Lake of Menteith, following one of the coldest winters in living memory. The case was never solved yet nearly 20 years later DS Rachel Narey is…

Young Adult

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Mara wakes up in hospital with no memories of the night her friends and boyfriend died. All she knows is that she can’t stay in the place filled with memories of her best friend and she begs her parents to move away. She thinks she’s…


A Discovery of Witches

Historian Diana Bishop specialises in the study of alchemy. What her colleagues don’t know is that she comes from a long line of witches. She is careful not to use her magic, she wants to prove that she can succeed without it and she doesn’t…

Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday Slowest post ever this week, have pre-ordered The Long Earth but it’s still somewhere in the postal system. Boo! Still, plenty of books to be getting on with, including a set of Gollancz greats from The Book People. I know, I know,…


Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

There are over 60 blogs participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop this weekend so make sure you have a wander around and hopefully find some great new blogs to follow. The hop is hosted by Leeswammes and prizes will be of the more literary…

5 Star, Fantasy

The World of Poo

In Snuff, Young Sam Vines had moved on from Where’s My Cow? and his new favourite book was The World of Poo. Because Sir Terry Pratchett is awesome, once again he has brought Sam’s fictional book to life in a charming story all about poo!…