Helen Oyeyemi

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Six Degrees of Separation – From The Turn of the Screw to Howard’s End Is on the Landing

Six Degrees of Separation is a meme hosted by Kate over at Books Are My Favourite and Best. It works like this: each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six others to form a chain. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the titles on the list, …

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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi: A fabulous tale of race and identity

When Helen Oyeyemi was supposed to be studying for her A-levels she was actually busy writing her first novel, published in 2005. I was the reviews editor for Waterstone’s Books Quarterly at the time and a quick skim of The Icarus Girl was enough for me to make it a lead review. I commissioned Lesley …

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