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Liminal Stories: an interview with the author of The Inconvenient God

Francesca Forrest’s The Inconvenient God  is technically a novella (maybe even a novelette by some counts) but has been published as a slim book by Annorlunda Books, which specializes in shorter works. It’s an elegant book featuring a gorgeous cover by … Continue reading

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It Happened at the Ball

  Last summer after yet another wave of bad news, I found myself longing for escapist feel-good wish-fulfilment, and what is more indicative of escapist wish fulfilment than a ballroom filled with grand costumes, beguiling music, intrigue and romance? I … Continue reading

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A keyhole into medieval life–Gillian Polack’s Langue[dot]doc 1305

Tired of generic medievaloid historical novels? How about reading one written by someone who has studied the period, and knows the real deets—with a plot you can’t predict? Gillian Polack’s Langue[dot]doc 1305 newly out from Book View Café, is about a … Continue reading

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A Most Dangerous Woman: A New Victorian Serial Adventure

When Wilkie Collins—close friend of Charles Dickens—published his fifth book, The Woman in White,  (found here in a collection of all his work, for a buck ) in spite of outrage on the part of critics, it was a runaway … Continue reading

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