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Extract

Read an extract from Lila by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting the novels where it all began. Read an extract from Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Lila, homeless and alone after years of […]

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What is the Climate Emergency and what can you do?

The following is an extract from Your Planet Needs You! by Bernadette Vallely, Amy Charuy-Hughes and Bethan Stewart James; three women from different generations who came together to create an informative and practical guide to […]

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Read an extract from What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

  Read an extract from What Are You Going Through, an unexpectedly life-affirming novel about choosing to die by National Book Award winner and bestselling author of The Friend, Sigrid Nunez.    It’s down to two […]

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Read an extract from The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin

In Chia-Chia Lin’s piercing debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed […]

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Read an extract from Home by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting each novel in the Gilead quartet. Here is an extract from Women’s Prize winning novel, Home. Jack Boughton – prodigal son – has been gone twenty […]

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Read an extract from Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting the novel where it all began, Gilead. In 1956, towards the end of Reverend John Ames’s life, he begins a letter to his young son. This […]

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Read an extract from Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue

After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry, experimenting with amateur pornography and watching her father’s health rapidly decline, Charlie and her best friend Laura journey to her ancestral home of Clipim, […]

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Pride 2020 | An Extract from Trans Like Me by C N Lester

‘One of the year’s most important books on transgender identity’ Gay Times   Read an extract from this eye-opening book. CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing […]

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Pride 2020 | An Extract from Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet

Read an extract from the true classic that is Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet. A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King – oyster girl turned music-hall […]

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Pride 2020 | An Extract from Mary Renault’s The Charioteer

In the first of our Pride 2020 extracts, discover The Charioteer by Mary Renault. First published in 1953, The Charioteer is a tender, intelligent coming-of-age novel and a bold, unapologetic portrayal of homosexuality that stands with Gore Vidal’s The […]

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Read an extract from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Working as a lady’s companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place.  Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, […]

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Celebrating Angela Carter

This May would’ve marked Angela Carter’s 80th Birthday. To celebrate we are sharing snippets from her extraordinary career, including this extract from Nothing Sacred. ‘In the pursuit of magnificence, nothing is sacred,’ says Angela Carter, […]

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