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Hiroshima by John Hersey
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Hiroshima by John Hersey

I didn’t think this book would grip me the way it did. I knew very little of the A-Bomb drop on Hiroshima, only that it happened if I’m honest, but Hersey’s account opened my eyes. He recounted real peoples experiences…

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I didn’t anticipate enjoying this. I’d made my peace with the fact I have disliked the vast majority of the books I’ve had to read for my courses this semester. Then this one appears…and I loved it. It was such…

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Christmas at the Palace* by Jeevani Charika
Adult Fiction

Christmas at the Palace* by Jeevani Charika

Firstly, a huge thank-you to Bonnier Zaffre for asking me to be a part of this blog tour and sending me out a copy of Christmas at the Palace*. I hold my hand up, I have never read a Christmas…

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Blow Your House Down by Pat Barker
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Blow Your House Down by Pat Barker

I will maintain to my deathbed that this is most definitely a book loosely based around the Yorkshire Ripper’s murders. No matter what the author suggests. I mean a novel about prostitutes being killed by one man around the Leeds…

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Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by Gordon Burn
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Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by …

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son is perhaps the most terrifying book I’ve read. It’s a biographical account of the life of Peter Sutcliffe, otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Burn takes us from his childhood right up to the moment he…

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