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Guest Author – Karen Campbell on writing beyond her own experience

Many people say they read fiction because a book gives them the chance to step into lives other than their own.  Sometimes this comes in the form of escapism, sometimes anything but.  In fact, novels are often judged on the author’s ability to draw the reader into a world which is believable and that can only happen … Continue reading

Book Review – Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

Six years after the release of Jane Harris’s debut novel The Observations, I still remember the voice of Irish servant girl Bessy with a clarity I wish I could summon for everything that I read.  Her second novel, Gillespie and I had attracted plenty of buzz even before being long-listed for the Orange Prize 2012. … Continue reading