Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.  In the placid, progressive, carefully constructed suburb of Shaker Heights, everything is just as it always had been; the kids, parents, neighbours and communities all knew…

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Women in translation month: my suggestions

With August as women in translation month (and since I am a female translator myself), I thought I’d have a rummage on my shelves and see what I’ve got hiding away! Interestingly, it appeared that if the book was originally written by a man, it was more likely that it would be translated into English…

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Great books to give a friend

I tend to find that the summer and autumn a very birthday-heavy seasons and I love taking the opportunity to give my friends not only something that I love, but also something that I think they’ll love. With that in mind, I’ve made a list of 10 books that I would give, have given or…

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Review: Grace and Fury… the new Hunger Games?

“In a world where women have no rights, one wrong move could cost them their lives” I’m not afraid to admit that I love a bit of YA, especially when it’s a series, and why should I be? They’re fast-paced, well-written and allow me to escape back to my teenage years (when life was a…

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