Fiction

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Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss: The nineteenth-century woman’s lot

I’ve read both Sarah Moss’s account of her year in Iceland, Names for the Sea, and her first novel, Cold Earth, but haven’t yet got around to Night Waking in which one of the characters from Bodies of Light first makes her appearance, albeit in a collection of letters found two hundred years after her …

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The Coincidence Authority by J. W. Ironmonger: Everything happens for a reason – or does it?

Humans look for patterns in everything: we seek the reassurance of predictability in a world which is chaotic and random. It helps to keep us sane rather than face a future in which a chance accident may rob us of all that is dear to us. At least that’s what I think. You, of course, …

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