Dylan Evans Review Round-up

25th February 2015

Written in a prose style that could be described as “accessible scientific”, The Utopia Experiment should probably be a mandatory handbook for any slightly nesh person fantasising about living off-grid.”
The Guardian

The account of the collapse of the experiment is searingly honest; there is not a hint of self pity or recrimination against anyone but himself. The book makes fascinating reading…”

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Anna Smaill Review Round-up

25th February 2015

“That this first novel has been hotly-tipped comes as no surprise… the reader can’t help but be snagged by its atmospheric, intensely-imagined strangeness… Smaill’s heartfelt message – that we banish discord at our peril – couldn’t ring out any clearer.”
The Daily Mail

"The Chimes, by the New Zealand poet Anna Smail (Sceptre, 12 February), has already picked up praise from Eleanor Catton and Kevin Powers … Will it be the novel of 2015? Watch this space."

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Arlidge straight into the Sunday Times top ten

25th February 2015

The third book in M.J. Arlidge’s DI Helen Grace series has gone straight in at number 7 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List following its first week of sales. The Doll’s House continues the success of its predecessors with the first in the series, Eeny Meeny, the biggest selling debut crime novel of 2014.

A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.

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Oliver Kamm Review Round-up

18th February 2015

This week sees the publication of a brilliant new book, Accidence Will Happen, by Britain’s King of Grammar, Oliver Kamm. King Kamm writes on all things grammatical for The Times. His book is a complete boon for anyone who loves English and who has an ear for the rhythm of words. We may not know all the rules of grammar, but we certainly know what sounds right. Kamm gives you chapter and verse on why it is perfectly acceptable to split your infinitives. Why “double superlatives” are more than just kosher - they can greatly improve your prose.

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