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Book review: The Power – Naomi Alderman ***

“One of them says, 'Why did they do it?' And the other answers, 'Because they could.' That is the only answer there ever is.” In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American… Continue reading Book review: The Power – Naomi Alderman ***

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Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me. Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth, she is an outsider… Continue reading Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

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Books, Review

Book Review: White Rabbit, Red Wolf – Tom Pollock ****

Peter Blankman is afraid of everything and must confront unimaginable terror when his mother is attacked. Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds solace in the orderly and logical world of mathematics and in the love of his family: his scientist mum and… Continue reading Book Review: White Rabbit, Red Wolf – Tom Pollock ****