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Read an extract from Brave Hearted by Katie Hickman

  The true-life story of women’s experiences in the ‘Wild West’ is more gripping, more heart-rending, and more stirring than all the movies, novels, folk-legends and ballads that popular imagination has been able to create. Read an extract […]

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Read an extract from Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

PROLOGUE – The Neutral Room I am in a bar in Brooklyn listening as two men, my friends, discuss whether or not my life is worth living. Jay is to my left and Colin to […]

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Read an extract from Sunlight on a Broken Column by Attia Hosain

First published sixty years ago, Sunlight on a Broken Column is an unforgettable coming-of-age story set against the tumultuous background of Partition. Laila, orphaned daughter of a distinguished Muslim family, is brought up in her grandfather’s traditional […]

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