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I really enjoyed this book and raced through it, finding it difficult to put down. It is the story of 12 year old Nicky Dillon and her father, Robert, struggling to come to terms with bereavement and choosing to hide themselves away from the world in a remote house on the edge of woods. They [...]

Slide by Saira Viola

Review supplied by Guy Adams Slide propels at rocket speed and keeps spinning until the last page. Take a punch, read Slide, it screams cool and is a modern satire with guts and beauty, if anyone says different they’re not reading it right! Viola tells a story with her heart and creeps into your mind [...]

Review by Gill Cooke Just read the debut novel of Sacher Torte; With Bells on his Toes. Highly recommended. Loved it!

This story is about Nicholas Spencer, the head of Gen-Stone company, who has supposedly died in a plane crash – but was the plane sabotaged by his enemies, is he dead or did he actually escape and is hiding, or is the whole accident a scam engineered by Nicholas to enable him to disappear with [...]

The book shifts between two time zones, present day and 1485, and is set in Florence. The historical parts of the novel tell the story of Arnaldo, a young artist, who is commissioned to paint a portrait of Alessandra, the beautiful daughter of a powerful Florence leader, Lorenzo Medici. Arnaldo and Alessandra fall in love [...]

  

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