Belladonna

Cover image for Belladona by Anbara Salam

Belladonna by Anbara Salam: ‘Sometimes love isn’t enough’

I’m a sucker for covers that fit their books well. When I spotted Anbara Salam’s Belladonna on Twitter, it was that strikingly evocative jacket that snagged my interest although I was concerned it might be a wee bit fluffy. While it’s certainly an easy read, fluffy’s not the word for this coming-of-age novel, set in …

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Cover image for Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Books to Look Out For in July 2020: Part One

Several titles are having their second outing here thanks to pandemic-related postponements, but not the book I’m most eagerly anticipating which was originally to be published in May. I remember rattling through Curtis Sittenfeld’s riveting fictionalised biography of Laura Bush, American Wife, one holiday in North Norfolk over a decade ago. I was delighted, then, …

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