Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perrotta

Have you ever wondered how Tracy Flick turned out? In this sequel to Election (and the book that was based on it starring Reese Witherspoon), Perrotta returns to his iconic character 25 years later. Rather than taking on the world and becoming the first female president of the US, Flick has become an assistant principal …

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The Story Paradox by John Gottschall

How our love of storytelling builds societies and tears them down. In his previous book, The Storytelling Animal, Jonathan Gottschall showed us how humans see the world through the paradigm of stories. After all, most of our communication, almost all of our entertainment and all social media is essentially storytelling. We can take in facts …

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Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

This book is really beautifully bound if you get the hard cover edition. It's soft blue, with embossed gold flowers on the cover, and a swathed Victorian lady pictured in the centre. Perhaps it's slightly beside the point, but I do love a the pleasure of reading a beautifully bound volume. Kate Summerscale once again …

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Travels With My Father: An Autobiographical Novel By Karen Jennings

Don't judge a book by it's cover. Although, in most cases you normally can, it would be a real shame to go past this absolute gem because of it's dressing. The book is an exquisite examination of family, grief, dying and the father-daughter relationship, as well as an exploration of place and family anecdote in …

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