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October 1, 2021

Borderlines Book Festival

October sees the welcome return of the Borderlines Book Festival with a long weekend of author events and workshops We are the official...

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Helen’s Reads

We are very pleased to introduce Helen Towers to all our website friends We will feature lots of  reviews by Helen, mainly contemporary fiction If...

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September 29, 2021

Carlisle Reading Group

Our reading group in Carlisle continued to take place during Lockdown, albeit virtually, via Zoom We  look forward to meeting in person again now...

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The Image of Her – Sonia Velton

Review by Helen’s Reads     Sonia Velton's second novel, The Image of Her, may be a complete contrast to her first, but it is just as...

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The Magician

Reviewed by Helen's Reads The Magician is a fictionalised biography of the German-born, Nobel award winning writer Thomas Mann Prior to reading...

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The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

Review by Helen's Reads     Stella and Desiree Vignes are identical twins growing up together in Mallard, a small, southern, black community...

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Lakeland Book of the Year 2021

The 2021 Lakeland Book of the Year longlist has been announced, showcasing amazing literary talent inspired by the landscapes, history and culture of...

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