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Literary Fiction

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

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June 13, 2019

Ambition 

The White Tiger is a contemporary fictional account of ambition and the life options available to a person in the rigid and harsh class-based society of India, which is administered…

Humour

Dry Hard – Nick Spalding

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January 13, 2019

Commitment

I genuinely have moments in Nick Spalding’s books where I laugh out loud. I have since his first books, learned NOT to read them in public as it avoids…

Historical Fiction

Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story – A.M. Watson (Margaret)

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November 26, 2018

The Infants of the Brush story takes place during the industrial revolution in England.  It is set in a period of history where children of lower classes were expected…

Historical Fiction

Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story – A.M. Watson (Peter)

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November 20, 2018

Servitude

Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story is a polished, skilfully written book, which is illuminating, riveting and profoundly heart-breaking. A.M. Watson recreates the atmospheric world of 1720s London…

Literary Fiction

Happiness – Aminatta Forna

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November 13, 2018

Adaptability

Aminatta Forna doesn’t just write stories to captivate us for a few hours, she challenges us to think about our homogeneity with the world and how we share this…