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The Gravity of Love by Sara Stridsberg

Translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner, read by Kristin Milward I didn’t expect this to be so darkly beautiful but The Gravity of Love by Sara Stridsberg gets 5 stars (6 if I could!) from me. It’s a truly … Continue reading

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Women in Translation – My Favourites

  For Women in Translation Month, founder & organiser Meytal Radzinski is compiling a Top 100 Books by Women in Translation & is asking for your nominations. Here are five of my absolute favourites. All of the books listed below are … Continue reading

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After the Party by Cressida Connolly

I’m not sure that Phyllis Forrester truly recognises what led to her incarceration, nor does she repent it. To be honest I’m not sure I properly understand it either. I’m not familiar with this part of British history which likely … Continue reading

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Strange, Seductive and Powerfully Sensual: Deborah Levy’s “Hot Milk”

Oh my gosh what an exciting novel Hot Milk is. I was a bit worried by the title that I was about to read some sort of weird MILF erotica. Just to be clear, it isn’t MILF erotica (or any … Continue reading

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