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Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

ANTHEM is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Equality 7-2521, writing by candlelight in a… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

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‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s… Continue reading ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

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‘A Tale of Mist and Shadow’ by M.R. Laver

You are embarking on an incredible journey into a world where great dreams, and terrible nightmares, come true. This is a land where dense mists form twice a day to provide life-giving water for all that live. This phenomenon is known as the Mistfall. A great war between five nations has just ended. An entire… Continue reading ‘A Tale of Mist and Shadow’ by M.R. Laver

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‘Go Set a Watchman’ by Harper Lee

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to… Continue reading ‘Go Set a Watchman’ by Harper Lee

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

In a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the ‘hush-hush floor’ of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Candyfloss Guitar’ by Stephen Marriott

Diego is coasting. He has been content with living his life in a sun scorched pueblo that lies on the route of the pilgrim path: The Way of Saint James. But one stormy night, change is forced upon him when his father, Eduardo, the local candyfloss man, unexpectedly catches him entertaining a captivated crowd with… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Candyfloss Guitar’ by Stephen Marriott

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‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown

The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity’s last hope. Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it’s… Continue reading ‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown