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Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy
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Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy

The Women’s Prize For Fiction prize-winning novelist’s new book focuses on the inequality of power

Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety
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Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety

This debut novel creates an air of dread with its apocalyptic backdrop, while human dramas persist in the forefront

Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood
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Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood

The follow-up to Motherthing explores the dark side of modern parenting

To the Dogs by Louise Welsh review – a propulsive campus thriller
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To the Dogs by Louise Welsh review – a propulsive campus thriller

Top 5 books featuring doppelgängers – chosen by acclaimed Rabbit Hole author Kate Brody
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Top 5 books featuring doppelgängers – chosen by acclaimed Rabbit Hole author Kate Brody

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Yule Island by Johana Gustawsson review – gritty, scary, funny and full of heart crime writing
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Yule Island by Johana Gustawsson review – gritty, scary, funny and full of heart crime writing

Gaslight by Femi Kayode review – a powerful evocation of today’s Nigeria
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Gaslight by Femi Kayode review – a powerful evocation of today’s Nigeria

Top 5 gothic mysteries, selected by acclaimed queer author CA Castle
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Top 5 gothic mysteries, selected by acclaimed queer author CA Castle

The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova review – unsettling short stories of grimy austerity
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The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova review – unsettling short stories of grimy austerity

Top 5 young adult thrillers, selected by award-winning author Sarah Wishart
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Top 5 young adult thrillers, selected by award-winning author Sarah Wishart

Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq review – coming of age in the Tundra
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Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq review – coming of age in the Tundra

Top 5 books set in historic London, selected by author Mike Delaney
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Top 5 books set in historic London, selected by author Mike Delaney

From Our Own Fire by William Letford review – hilarious and thought-provoking in equal measure
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From Our Own Fire by William Letford review – hilarious and thought-provoking in equal measure

A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand review – the ghostly essence of Shirley Jackson
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A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand review – the ghostly essence of Shirley Jackson

Lord Jim at Home by Dinah Brooke review – a perfectly timed comeback
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Lord Jim at Home by Dinah Brooke review – a perfectly timed comeback

The Pole review – JM Coetzee at his most beguiling
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The Pole review – JM Coetzee at his most beguiling

Autumn reads: the best new books to light up the longer nights
Autumn reads

Autumn reads: the best new books to light up the longer nights

Everybody Knows by Jordan Harper review – if only all fiction was this evocative
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Everybody Knows by Jordan Harper review – if only all fiction was this evocative

Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang review – the politics of food
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Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang review – the politics of food

Lazy City by Rachel Connolly review: A mesmerising portrait of modern Belfast
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Lazy City by Rachel Connolly review: A mesmerising portrait of modern Belfast

The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright review: Perfect prose illuminates family chronicle
family chronicle

The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright review: Perfect prose illuminates family chronicle

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Top 5 books featuring magical creatures, selected by Katherine Rundell
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Top 5 books featuring magical creatures, selected by Katherine Rundell

Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen
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Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen

Lost on Me by Veronica Raimo review: Family dynamics beg closer inspection
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Lost on Me by Veronica Raimo review: Family dynamics beg closer inspection

Sea Change by Gina Chung review: Busy plotting undoes wry wit
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Sea Change by Gina Chung review: Busy plotting undoes wry wit