Jeremy George

Jeremy George is a bookseller at Readings Malvern

Reviews

Jack by Marilynne Robinson

The love of our neighbour in all its fullness simply means being able to say, ‘What are you going through?’ states French philosopher, mystic and political activist Simone Weil, a thinker who, like A…

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Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan

Everyone has that one friend who is so vibrant that when you’re with them, everything else dissolves to mere backdrop. And everyone has had those nights that seem to simultaneously last forever and b…

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The Details by Tegan Bennett Daylight

Reading a book written about reading books involves a certain doubled type of readerly attention and produces an equally doubled readerly experience. That is, you have to keep track of at least two r…

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Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

When Alex Rider is woken up in the middle of the night and told that his uncle, who is also his sole guardian, has been killed in a car crash, his life rearranges itself around him. Enter MI6, a supe…

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Hattie by Frida Nilsson

Hattie is six years old. She lives in a ‘tiny, tiny town’ in the Swedish countryside. She is about to start school. Swedish author Frida Nilsson’s new book Hattie is, as its title suggests, the stor…

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Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys by Susannah McFarlane

Reading the classic fairytales is a rite of passage for many of us. They are stories that can not only spark a never-ending love for literature, but also teach us important moral lessons for how we l…

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Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

In the final song of possibly her most famous album, Patti Smith proclaims ‘I don’t know what to do tonight / there must be something I can dream tonight’. Horses was released in 1975, but with the a…

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The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys

Suffering from late night nausea, nurse and aspiring writer Jane Cooper starts pacing suburban streets, trying to exhaust herself. Walking one morning at sunrise she is unceremoniously sprayed by a g…

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Hare’s Fur by Trevor Shearston

In many ways, the opening scene is emblematic of the major concerns in Trevor Shearston’s new novel, Hare’s Fur. It opens in the early morning with its protagonist Russell Bass drinking a coffee, sta…

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