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    NB Magazine: The Philosopher's Daughters by Alison Booth

    This is an accomplished historical novel about two very different sisters whose 1890s voyage from London into the remote outback of Australia becomes a journey of self-discovery, set against a landscape of wild beauty and courage. London 1981 – Harriet Cameron is a talented young artist whose mother died when she was barely five. She …

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    NB Magazine: Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir

    Cage completes an original, intensely dark triptych that chronicles post crash Iceland. This is a gritty, textured, bitter-sweet tale of life for a small group of ordinary people caught up in the financial collapse and it’s aftermath. People who have gravitated to or been pushed toward the edges of society, people who struggle to cope. …

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    NB Magazine: Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo

    What do you do when someone else’s past forces itself on your own life? Sorting through the piles left behind by a grandmother who was both a stage magician and a hoarder, Persephone Aim finds a magical artefact from World War II that has shaped her family’s history. Faced with her mother’s desperate attempt to …

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    NB Magazine: Little Siberia by Anti Tuimainen

    I first discovered this author when I read his novel The Healer, a post-apocalyptic story set in a Helsinki beset by the effects of calamitous flooding and climate change. It was a brilliant novel – and with climate change increasingly seen as an emergency – one that was ahead of its time. I next encountered …

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    NB Magazine: Paul Burke meets Janet Roger, author of Shamus Dust

    It’s Christmastime, 1947, in the City of London’s square mile of high finance. A seeming vice killing spooks a City councillor into hiring Newman, an expatriate American shamus, to keep his name out of a murder. Newman’s private inquiries split two different ways. One takes him to the rackets, to the police murder investigation, and to …

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    NB Magazine: Eugen Bacon meets Linda Hepworth

    In this lush interplanetary tale, Novic is an immortal Sayneth priest who flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. This act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon the universe. Named T-Mo by his mother and Odysseus by his father, the story …