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Swedish novel: Where the Oak Still Stands by Sofia Lundberg

  • Submitted: 28th May 2020

Sofia Lundberg's Where the Oak Still Stands Sofia is the author of The Red Address Book which was a favourite here. This novel hasn't yet been translated into English but I…

A Trail of California in 10 books

  • Submitted: 26th May 2020

#TrailinTen California set reads Great Books to explore set in California  - California is the sunshine state, right? Well, it turns out that it attracts all kinds of people heading…

Translated fiction set in Armenia – Three Apples Fell from the Sky Narine Abgaryan

  • Submitted: 21st May 2020

Bookreview of  Three Apples Fell from the Sky Translated fiction set in Armenia - Three Apples Fell from the Sky Narine Abgaryan - Three Apples Fell from the Sky translated…

Guest review – Holly Watt’s The Dead Line by Bethsy

  • Submitted: 17th May 2020

Guest bookreview of  The Dead Line Today there's a lovely guest on The BookTrail blog! Mary from Live and Deadly has read and raved about the novel The Dead Line…

Novel set in the Forest of Dean – The Glass House – Eve Chase

  • Submitted: 15th May 2020

Bookreview of  The Glass House Novel set in the Forest of Dean - The Glass House - Eve Chase has written a very interesting and atmospheric novel. The blurb caught…

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