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The Disappeared

Written by Sibel Hodge — How far would you go for a bar of chocolate? I’m guessing not as far as some of the people in this thought-provoking novel, which has the shocking subject of child slavery on cocoa plantations at its dark heart. We’re…
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Underground Airlines

Written by Ben H Winters – American journalist and teacher Ben H Winters started out writing the kind of literary mash-ups that were en vogue around the turn of the decade. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Android Karenina were his entries. However, in the world…
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The Scrivener

In Robin Blake’s third Cragg and Fidelis novel, the pair are investigating a locked-room mystery. Yes, it’s the middle of the 18th century and pawnbroker Philip Plimbo has been shot dead, apparently inside his locked office. Cragg thinks he took his own life, but Fidelis disagrees. As…
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The Scrivener

Written by Robin Blake — Having worked as a teacher for many years, Robin Blake became a full-time writer in 1986, publishing works of fiction and non-fiction. Most notably, he is an art historian who has written about Anthony Van Dyck and George Stubbs. However, in…
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Forty Acres

Written by Dwayne Alexander Smith — Here is a novel which has attracted attention for its plot twist which turns race relations and America’s colonial legacy on its head. The forty acres of the title refers to reparations promised, but not delivered, to the slaves…
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