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Thrillers of the month – review
This month, in clever, tense tales by Gillian McAllister and Jack Jordan, two mothers are on a mission to save their sons

Alison Flood

17, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Thrillers of the month – review roundup
Suburbia grows sinister in Joanna Cannon’s third novel, a singles club hides secrets in Jacqueline Sutherland’s debut and a twin hunts her sister’s killer in Will Dean’s latest

Alison Flood

19, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Thrillers of the month – review roundup
The author of The Last House on Needless Street is back with a new terrifying novel

Alison Flood

22, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Edgar Allan Poe’s pocket watch among donations to museum
Owned by the author while he was writing The Tell-Tale Heart, in which a ticking timepiece drives his narrator mad, the bequest also includes a fragment of Poe’s original coffin

Alison Flood

28, Feb, 2022 @5:14 PM

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Obscure poetry collection’s sales soar after TikToker dreams about it
The publisher of The Fifth Window by poet Russell Thornton has ordered a reprint after orders flooded in following viral fame

Alison Flood

28, Feb, 2022 @4:55 PM

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Margaret Atwood joins writers condemning Russian invasion of Ukraine
The author was among more than 1,000 signatories to an open letter by PEN International saying there ‘can be no free and safe Europe without a free and independent Ukraine’

Alison Flood

28, Feb, 2022 @4:17 PM

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‘A symbol of new beginning’: Mosul’s university library reopens
The institution suffered a devastating attack by Islamic State in 2014. Eight years on, an international effort has seen it reopen as ‘a lighthouse of knowledge’

Alison Flood

25, Feb, 2022 @2:44 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Danya Kukafka upends the power dynamic of male serial killer and female victim in a thrilling second novel

Alison Flood

22, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Sarah Vaughan: ‘Other writers ask if I’ve got a crystal ball. Actually, I just read the news’
As she publishes a thriller about a trolled MP, and Netflix adapts her bestseller Anatomy of a Scandal, the former journalist talks about power, privilege and her unnervingly prescient novels

Alison Flood

16, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Library use plummeted in 2021, but e-visits showed 18% rise during lockdown
Covid-19 has caused a steep decline in visitors and income, but an increase in digital visits shows libraries continue to be valued, says Cipfa CEO

Alison Flood

10, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Damon Galgut and Colm Tóibín join ‘rich and large’ Rathbones Folio prize shortlist
Galgut’s Booker winner and Tóibín’s fictionalised biography of Thomas Mann are two of eight titles selected by the judges

Alison Flood

09, Feb, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Kurt Schwitters’ unknown portrait sitter identified as wartime German spy
Historian finds that one of the subjects the artist painted while he was detained by the British alongside other refugees who had fled the Nazis was Ludwig Warschauer, who later confessed to espionage

Alison Flood

08, Feb, 2022 @1:50 PM

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