Book Review: A Couple of Things Before the End is an astonishing debut collection from Sean O’Beirne

In the 1950s, a young woman meets Barry Humphries on a ship. Two women text about their difficult, isolated mother. A newly elected hard right politician unleashes upon the press. And as the world burns, a wife from the “better suburbs” begs for a place in an exclusive gated community.

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Book Review: Laura Purcell presents another fine Gothic horror with Bone China

Hester Why has her share of secrets. Travelling under a false name, on the run from something that – for the time being – remains a mystery, she’s on her way to Morvoren House, an isolated manor on the Cornish coast. Tasked with nursing Morvoren’s aging owner, Miss Louise Pinecroft, Hester joins a household in thrall to a servant named Creeda, whose tales of Cornish fairies and dark superstition have influenced near every corner of the home.

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Book Review: Delve deeper into the world of The Witcher with Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Last Wish

Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher. He makes his living travelling from town to town, hunting down the monsters that stalk the land. After a particularly nasty encounter with a striga, he recovers in a secluded temple. While there, he reflects on past assignments and an uncertain future.

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