Donatella Di Pietrantonio

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Books to Look Out for in January 2022: Part Two

I began the first part of January’s preview with a much-trailed novel I’d already read. This one kicks off with a similarly hyped book I’ve yet to peruse. Nikki May’s Wahala sees three thirtysomething friends of Nigerian-British heritage living in London, each on very different paths. When a mutual friend arrives in town all hell …

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Pandemic Travels From My Sofa: Walking in the Mountains of Italy, Switzerland and Austria,

Walking is the thing that’s helped keep me sane – so far – throughout the pandemic. That and blogging with its virtual community, still there when I can’t see my other friends. I’ve resisted using the term ‘lockdown’ because, for me, that would have meant the end of the permitted daily exercise outside the house …

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My Mother is a River by Donatella Di Pietrantonio (transl. Franca Scurti Simpson): Calisi Press – ‘Celebrating Italian women writers’

I’m always a little uncomfortable when I get a review copy from a small publisher. I can’t guarantee that I’ll review it unless I think it’s worth recommending and those books cost money, time and effort to post out. It’s easy shrugging off the likes of Penguin Random House but small presses prick my conscience, …

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