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Super Pumped

As I write this, WeWork, the office sharing business, has just been taken over by its primary backer Softbank, themselves having invested...

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Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

One of the funniest books I read last year was The Diary of a Bookseller, which in diary form, relates the trials and tribulations of...

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Swag by Elmore Leonard

I’ve recently begun a rewatch of perhaps the best TV adaptation of Elmore Leonard – Justitifed with Timothy Olyphant. I’m...

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

It’s always good to keep up with the Clarke Award, Britain’s premier SF award which this year was awarded to Tade Thompson for...

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Hello World by Hannah Fry

Having previously read and very much enjoyed (if that’s the right phrase) Cathy O’Neill’s Weapons of Math Destruction I...

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Waterland by Graham Swift

Earlier this year, I was cycling through Fen Drayton, the Cambridgeshire nature reserve, with a friend, and he mentioned reading Waterland...

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Crudo by Olivia Laing

Note: I’m a little behind on some of my book reviews, so there here follows a big batch all at once! I do this mostly to have a...

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Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri

A lot of Japanese novels that seem to get English translations can be quite similar, addressing universal themes of love or loneliness...

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Fen by Daisy Johnson

I think I picked up Fen in Blackwell’s in Oxford, drawn to it by one of those bookseller reader cards. Fen is a short story...

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Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Swan Song is a remarkable novel that explores the life of Truman Capote and his “swans” the society women he hung around with...