Kate Atkinson

Cover image for Heart, Be at Peace by Donal Ryan

Books to Look Out For Out for in August 2024: Part Two

This second batch of August’s new fiction begins and ends with slight disappointments from two of my favourite authors. Heart, Be at Peace returns to the setting of Donal Ryan’s A Spinning Heart as the town struggles with the fallout from Augie Penrose’s lucrative drug business. Bobby becomes determined to do something about this menace, […]

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Cover image for Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson: ‘Decadence piled upon decadence’  

I’m always delighted to see a new Kate Atkinson in the publishing schedules, a treat to look forward to. Loosely based on the life of Kate Meyrick, Shrines of Gaiety takes us back to Soho in 1926, long before gentrification, when it was home to nightclubs offering a whole host of delights, not all of

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