Margaret Atwood - First up: Margaret Atwood’s sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ does not sully the memory of the original. Praise be! It’s set around 15 years after the events o...
The Art of Dying
Ambrose Parry - Young doctor Will Raven is a man with a past, some of it shady. But when he leaves Berlin to return to his hometown of Edinburgh, circa 1849, he manages to fin...
An American Marriage
Tayari Jones - The winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction is now out in paperback. The titular marriage is between African Americans Celestial and Roy, who have been wed...
Mary & Bryan Talbot - The Costa award-winning team behind ‘Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes’ turn their attentions to eco matters in their latest graphic novel. It chronicles the l...
The Dr. Phibes Companion
Justin Humphreys - ‘The Abominable Dr. Phibes’ (1971) is one of the best, and certainly one of the most idiosyncratic, horror films of the 1970s. Set in the 1920s it stars Vin...
Berwick Lit Festival. Booked!
Berwick is justifiably proud of its position as a vibrant hub of literary talent, and this reaches its most visible manifestation with October’s super literary festival.
Joseph O’Connor - Set in Victorian London, the latest novel from Joseph O’Connor is a fictionalised account of the relationship between the two leading theatrical lights of th...
Heaven, My Home
Attica Locke - Following the election of Donald Trump, racist crimes have been on the rise in Texas. Feeling particularly empowered are the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. But whe...
Daniel Cole - If you’re going to have a maverick detective then Wolf is a good a name as any (real name: William Oliver Layton-Fawkes). And the redoubtable Wolf is back in the...
Adrian McKinley - The United States. Modern day. Rachel receives a phone call informing her that her young daughter, Kylie, has been kidnapped. She is told that she must depos...
Benjamin Myers - Set in austerity Britain, just after the Second World War, ‘The Offing’ concerns 16-year-old Robert Appleyard who, on leaving school, decides that he wants to...
David Nicholls - It might sound like an unnecessarily hackneyed device to write a novel about first love, and have your two protagonists starring in an amateur production of ‘...
Live A Little
Howard Jacobson - Howard Jacobson is noted for his comic novels (very noted, he won the Booker Prize with ‘The Finkler Question’ back in 2010) but as well as being able to con...