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Claire’s Week in Books, 5th to 12th Feb 2017

  Inbox An occupational hazard of trying to have my finger more on the pulse of the British publishing scene these days is that I know about more books and am tempted by more books. My Sweet Revenge was doing really well in the UK charts a few weeks back and I couldn’t resist it. The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 5th to 12th Feb 2017

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Claire’s Week in Books, 29th Jan to 5th Feb

Inbox Very excited to have got approved for a digital advanced review copy of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, out this month in both the UK and the US. “Through letters and journals, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II.” I loved, loved, loved The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 29th Jan to 5th Feb

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Claire’s Week in Books, 22nd to 29th Jan 2017

Inbox I can’t quite believe this, but I didn’t buy any books this week! This despite having been minutes away from Strand Books in NYC this weekend. Also, no Edelweiss approvals for digital advance review copies. (Boo!) And no deals that tempted me. Goodreads Deals was great when they stuck to emailing you about books… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 22nd to 29th Jan 2017

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8 Novels Crossing the Pond in 2017

Sometimes, it takes a while for British books to make it across the Pond. There’s a variety of reasons for that — I’ve yet to get to the bottom of all of them, but if I had to guess I’d say that it has to do mostly with two things. Firstly, the the logistics of… Continue reading 8 Novels Crossing the Pond in 2017

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Claire’s Week in Books, 15th to 22nd Jan 2017

Inbox My inbox is overflowing this week. Both because it was on offer and because of its timeliness, I caved and bought Michael Wear’s new book, Reclaiming Hope. It’s about faith in the Obama White House, so right up my street. Also, there’s a West Wing reference on the very first page. “More than a memoir of the Obama… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 15th to 22nd Jan 2017