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Booker Prize 2019 Longlist

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7 August 2019

The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. 

With The Testaments, the wait is over. 

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive…


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Promo Event for Adrian McKinty’s New Book – The Chain

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23 July 2019

David Torrens from No Alibis Book Store hosted a promotion event for the release of Adrian McKinty’s new book The Chain. It also marked a return for Adrian to his home town of Belfast.

Joined on stage with Adrian and David was best selling author Steve Cavanagh – author…


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June Book of the Month Award

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3 July 2019

3 fabulous books nominated by The Reading Desk for June Book of the Month Award

I Looked Away – Jane Corry @JaneCorryAuthor Book review:  https://thereadingdesk.com/i-looked-away-jane-corry/ Interview: https://thereadingdesk.com/interview-with-jane-corry-author-of-i-looked-away/

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt – Andrea Bobotis @andreabobotisBook review: https://thereadingdesk.com/the-last-list-of-miss-judith-kratt-andrea-bobotis/

The Whisper Man – Alex North @writer_north Book…


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May Book of the Month Award

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2 June 2019

3 fabulous books nominated by The Reading Desk for May Book of the Month Award

Death and the Harlot – Georgina Clarke @clarkegeorgina1Book review:https://thereadingdesk.com/death-and-the-harlot-georgina-clarke/ Interview: https://thereadingdesk.com/interview-with-georgina-clarke-author-of-death-and-the-harlot/

The Devil Aspect – Craig Russell @TheCraigRussell Book review: https://thereadingdesk.com/the-devil-aspect-craig-russell/ Interview: https://thereadingdesk.com/interview-with-craig-russell-author-of-the-devil-aspect/

Furious Hours, Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – Casey…


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April Book of the Month Award

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17 April 2019

3 fabulous books nominated by The Reading Desk for April Book of the Month Award

Little Lovely Things – Maureen Joyce Connolly @MConnollyAuthorBook review: https://thereadingdesk.com/little-lovely-things-maureen-joyce-connolly/ Interview: https://thereadingdesk.com/1682-2/

No Way Out – Cara Hunter @CaraHunterBooksBook review: https://thereadingdesk.com/no-way-out-cara-hunter/ Interview: https://thereadingdesk.com/interview-with-cara-hunter-author-of-no-way-out/

The Lives Before Us – Juliet Conlin @JulietConlinBook…


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March Book of the Month Award

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18 March 2019

3 wonderful books nominated by The Reading Desk for March Book of the Month Award

The Scholar – Dervla McTiernan @DervlaMcTiernan

The Line Between – Tosca Lee @ToscaLee

Lust, Money & Murder – Mike Wells @MikeWellsAuthor

Vote here https://twitter.com/TheReadingDesk/status/1107236156377313280

Assisting the Writing Community to support the promotion and recognition of 3…


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February Book of the Month Award

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19 February 2019

3 wonderful books nominated by The Reading Desk for February Book of the Month Award

Only a Mother – Elisabeth Carpenter @LibbyCPT

The Wait for Shadows – Karl Holton @KarlHolton

The Puppet Show – Mike Craven @MWCravenUK

Vote here https://twitter.com/TheReadingDesk/status/1097115139508191233

Support the promotion and recognition of 3 great authors.


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The Annual Bookend: Volume 1 (2018)

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9 January 2019

Overview

2018 was my first year contributing book reviews to the book industry, which I started rather cautiously in January 2018. I had no concept of how it would all play out, whether readers and authors would see value in the content I provided, and how they would use that…


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Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist

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11 October 2018

An Overview of the 6 Books Shortlisted
Milkman – Anna Burns

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law…


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Launch of “A Ladder to the Sky” – John Boyne

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10 August 2018

John Boyne launched his new book “A Ladder to the Sky” last night, 9th August 2018, at Hodges Figgis, on Dawson Street, Dublin.

John was emotional as he thanked his editor of 10 years, Bill Scott-Kerr,  and his agent of 20 years, Simon Trewin, not only for their ongoing support but their support,…

Peter Donnelly
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