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Read and Extract from Tegan and Sara’s Memoir

  High School is Tegan and Sara’s first memoir, chronicling their teenage years during the height of grunge and rave culture in the 1990s in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The memoir is a bravely honest account of twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another, struggling to figure out their identities, their sexuality, and […]

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Read an extract from The Mitford Scandal by Jessica Fellowes

The newly married and most beautiful of the Mitford sisters, Diana, hot-steps around Europe with her husband and fortune heir Bryan Guinness, accompanied by maid Louisa Cannon, as well as some of the most famous and glamorous luminaries of the era. But murder soon follows, and with it, a darkness grows in Diana’s heart . […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #1

  First Incantation   OBASIDINELU— I stand before you here in the magnificent court of Bechukwu, in Eluig we, the land of eternal, luminous light, where the perpetual song of the flute serenades the air— Like other guardian spirits, I have gone to uwa in many cycles of reincarnations, inhabiting a freshly created body each […]

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The Devil Aspect exclusive extract

PROLOGUE The appearance of that voice, of that dark personality, was like some terrible black sun dawning, filling the castle’s tower room with a shining darkness and sinking with malice deep into the dense, thick stone of its ancient walls. Despite the patient being securely fastened to the examination couch, Viktor felt strangely isolated, vulnerable. […]

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Nobody’s Victim Extract

INTRODUCTION   My name is Carrie Goldberg and I’m a victims’ rights lawyer. Some people call me a “passionate advocate” or a “social justice warrior.” I’d rather be called a ruthless motherfucker. I operate my firm, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, with one fundamental rule: if one of my clients has been harmed, somebody must pay. It’s […]

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An extract from Jo Watson’s LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU NOT

Drama!   It always finds me. No matter where I go, or what I do. On some days, I can almost feel it watching me, waiting to pounce, waiting to hand me that one aerosol can that explodes so loudly that the neighbors call the police and they break down my door. Or to hand me that one bottle […]

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An extract from The Prenup by Lauren Layne

Thursday 13th August   There are a few things I’ve missed about New York in the decade I’ve been away.   JFK Airport isn’t one of them.   Current situation: I’m fresh off a six-​hour flight in coach, and thanks to my last-​minute trip, and the resulting back‑of‑the-​plane seat assignment, by the time the food/drink […]

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An extract from The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Maddie Forest didn’t want to go to this birthday party. She didn’t like parties in the first place— they were always too loud, there were always annoying people who she had to pretend to be nice to, and there were never enough snacks. But she especially didn’t want to go to Theo Stephens’s party. It […]

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An extract from Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

Tonight’s date was the kind of disaster that makes people give up on finding love forever. For starters, I had eyeballed his height from his Tinder photos; I had guessed he was about six feet, maybe four inches taller than me. Instead, I arrived at the bar, Golden Years, to discover that he was approximately […]

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The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré: Extract

Read an extract from The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré Publishing 5th March 2020 Exclusive Extract from Sceptre    CHAPTER ONE   This morning, Papa call me inside the parlour. He was sitting inside the sofa with no cushion and looking me. Papa have this way of looking me one kind. As if […]

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The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré: Extract

Read an extract from The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré Publishing 5th March 2020 Exclusive Extract from Sceptre    CHAPTER ONE   This morning, Papa call me inside the parlour. He was sitting inside the sofa with no cushion and looking me. Papa have this way of looking me one kind. As if […]

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Read an extract from The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

  Read an extract from The Nickel Boys, the new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead – a devastating novel – based on true events – of a hellish American reform school.   P R O L O G U E   Even in death the boys were trouble. The secret […]

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Read an extract from Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan

Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan explores everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the ‘hormonal’ woman. It is a compelling portrait of the modern landscape of women and health, showing us how to navigate stigma and misinformation.   Combining her own experiences with extensive research and expert contributions, Eleanor Morgan explores […]

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Read an extract from Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan

Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan explores everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the ‘hormonal’ woman. It is a compelling portrait of the modern landscape of women and health, showing us how to navigate stigma and misinformation. Combining her own experiences with extensive research and expert contributions, Eleanor Morgan […]

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Read an extract from A Stranger City by Linda Grant

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community – and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film-maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman in their own ways. London is a place of random meetings, shifting relationships – and some, like Chrissie intersect with many. The film-maker and the policeman meanwhile have safe homes with wives – or do they? An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate – or have they? The wonderful Linda Grant weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birth place can decide how we live and with whom.

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