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Briony WillisBurning Woman Burning Woman, by Lucy H. Pearce, Womancraft Publishing, pp. 240, £10.99 (paperback) Designed to teach, inspire and empower generations of women who suffer from a deep internal burning; Burning Woman is a non-fictional, controversial exploration into how shame and guilt permeates...
This year has truly brought to the fiction scene some of the most stunning and powerful female characters. From the extreme – such as My Absolute Darling’s Turtle Alveston – to the proudly millennial – such as Sally Rooney’s characters –...
In an age which has sidelined the Christian faith, the long, bitterly contested campaign to remove the serious discrimination suffered by Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom for nearly three centuries after the Reformation is seldom recalled, except by...
Meg Wolitzer must be psychic. Well before the explosive allegations against Harvey Weinstein were revealed and the #MeToo movement gathered pace, she penned The Female Persuasion, a novel about feminism, and finding your voice. Published on June 7th, the Female...
 Even though Burgess was an ‘enormously prolific journalist’, he is dominantly known for his controversial, cult classic A Clockwork Orange (1962). But you will find no Nadsat here.This collection of journalism, edited by Will Carr, features some of...
Introducing Staff Picks! Recommendations for the very best in arts, culture and literature from the staff at The London Magazine. Steven O'Brien - Editor Boneland - Alan GarnerJust finished 'Boneland' by Alan Garner. A hard, and yet deeply English read. Is...
Sue Hubbard’s Rainsongs has a unique and beautiful emotive quality that shines through its delicately constructed prose in a love-letter to Ireland, memory and parenthood, taking advantage of its mature narrator to speak with resonance and depth. In a contemporary...
You Must Change Your Life is an enthralling exploration of the complex relationship between two creative giants of art and literature, drawn together in Paris at the birth of a new century. Rachel Corbett has successfully melded the natural...
Stone Fruit, Stephen Yenser’s highly anticipated third collection published by Waywiser, dazzles, delights, and enchants with its wordplay, predilection for sound effects, and linguistic brilliance. Profound and beautiful, meticulous, bristling with erudition, it sizzles with versatility and sophistication. Both...
Douglas Cowie’s most recent book, Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago, is a fictionalised account of the near-two-decades-long relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren. As Cowie has pointed out, while many would automatically call what existed between Beauvoir and Algren...
David Herd begins his new collection Through with the line:------It is possible to be precise.The wording-- “it is possible”-- is telling. Not promised, not achieved, not even desirable: possible. A Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Kent,...
David Herd begins his new collection Through with the line:------It is possible to be precise.The wording-- “it is possible”-- is telling. Not promised, not achieved, not even desirable: possible. A Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Kent,...
The American West has always been home to grifters and thieves, dreamers and doers. It has been a destination for the misfits, for the ones who don’t quite fit and need space to plan their schemes or make their...
‘So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one.’The opening line to Khaled Hosseini’s new novel And the Mountains Echoed mimics what sounds less like a protagonist, and more like Hosseini himself.As an international bestselling author,...

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