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NEW FICTION: THE FAIR FIGHT BY ANNA FREEMAN

Ruth is brought up in a brothel and comes to learn that everyone, from her sister, groomed by their madam mother to begin her whoring career at the age of 14, to her strange creeping nephew who acts…

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MOVING KINGDOM

We’re big fans of artist Rob Ryan.

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FOUR BOOKS FEATURING A BANK HOLIDAY

Cider with Rosie – Laurie Lee (Vintage, £8.99) There are holidays throughout Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie, his memoir of growing up in the Gloucestershire countryside in the early twentieth…

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ASK HIM ABOUT *THAT* ENDING

Do you remember when the Tube was awash with orange book covers and the odd sniffle? David Nicholls’ One Day, a tale of two university friends slowly getting together, was a huge hit and his…

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FOUR OF THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT SHOPS

1. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple (Persephone, £12) Hardworking, honest Jane gets a job in a Lancaster draper’s shop and, realising that she has a bit of a talent for sales, opens her own…

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FOUR BOOKS FROM THE NEAR FUTURE

1. Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (Penguin, ebook £5.50). Cayce is a cool hunter, “a legend in the world of advertising”. She also allergic to branding: a bad logo can make her physically…

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