Ellen Cregan

Ellen Cregan is a former marketing coordinator for Readings

Review — 24 Sep 2017

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Prosper and his little brother Bo have run away to the magical city of Venice, following the death of their beloved mother. They join forces with a group of young…

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Blog post — 7 Dec 2020

My five favourite reads of 2020

Online bookseller Ellen Cregan shares her five favourite reads of the year – from vivid, fragmented memoir and elegant Gothic fiction, to a funny, smart queer anti-romance perfect for summer…

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Review — 30 Sep 2020

Letter To You by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band go back a long way – they first played together almost five decades ago, in 1972. Springsteen selected the members of this band…

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Review — 10 Sep 2019

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

A disclaimer before I begin – I read this book very quickly, and these are my first impressions. And there are minor spoilers below, so if you’d prefer to be…

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Review — 2 Aug 2020

Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

Nineteen-year-old Bettina hasn’t been the same since her father and brothers disappeared. She lives with her mother, Nerida, in the family home, spending her days running errands and taking care…

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Review — 23 Feb 2020

The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts

Against a backdrop of familiar ecological catastrophe – fires, floods, and the terrifying spectre of the future of a warmed world – a young woman’s life is unravelling in Sydney’s…

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Review — 29 Mar 2020

Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Ava is an Irish expat living in Hong Kong, teaching English to privileged Hongkonger children. She is in her twenties, and is a rudderless kind of high-achiever: intelligent, but unable…

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Review — 27 Jan 2020

Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Hotels are strange places to exist – each is different, but there’s an element of same-ness to them. The room might be big or small, have blinds or curtains, be…

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Blog post — 14 Nov 2019

The best pop albums of 2019

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop albums of the year, voted…

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Review — 21 Oct 2019

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

Lindy West’s is the voice we need in 2019 – she’s snarky, sensible, accessible, inclusive and aware, and above all, hilarious. In The Witches are Coming, West takes her…

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