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Why read Translated Fiction? – WIT Month

  • Submitted: 15th August 2021

Women in Translation Month is all about stories Stories are important. If you want to think about just how important, then think of a world without them. Impossible, right? We…

The Great British BookTrail – Armchair Books

  • Submitted: 13th August 2021

Armchair Books in Edinburgh's old town A delight to behold. That is Armchair Books. I've wanted to go to this book haven for ages. Just the name makes it inviting.…

Thriller set in Cold as Hell Iceland – Lilja Sigurdardóttir

  • Submitted: 11th August 2021

Icelandic mystery with Lilja Sigurdardóttir Iceland bound today with the new novel by Lilja Sigurdardóttir. The plot of this immediately captivated me: Áróra returns to Iceland when her estranged sister…

Staycations in books

  • Submitted: 10th August 2021

Stay home with a good book and relax this summer! You don't have to go far to find drama.....The books in this selection are perfect for staying at home and…

Police procedural set in Orkney – Lin Anderson

  • Submitted: 9th August 2021

Book set on Orkney with Lin Anderson The Killing Tide by Lin Anderson sees forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod investigating a mysterious abandoned ship which has swept ashore in the Orkney Isles.....…

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