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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

A Helen’s Reads Review  Meet the Hildebrandt family: firstly there is Russ, assistant pastor of the First Reformed church in New...

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Bournville by Jonathan Coe

A Helen's Reads Review Bournville follows four generations of one family, whose lives are shaped and influenced by the Birmingham suburb where they...

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Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

A Helen's Reads Review   In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final...

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Her Majesty’s Royal Coven

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson Hidden among us is a secret government department of witches known as Her Majesty’s Royal Coven...

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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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Still Life

1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening Ulysses Temper...

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A Tidy Ending

Just when you think Joanna Cannon cannot possibly beat the brilliance of her first two novels, along comes A Tidy Ending, and you realise that,...

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