Rose Maurice

Rose Maurice is a former Readings Doncaster bookseller

Review — 29 Jan 2019

The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

Caroline Lea sets her novel of intrigue and deception against the cold backdrop of an isolated rural community in 1686 Iceland. The novel follows Rosa after she agrees to marry…

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Review — 24 Jun 2018

The House of Islam by Ed Husain

Ed Husain has taken on the mammoth task of writing a comprehensive history of Islam and its people for a Western audience. The House of Islam successfully achieves this, providing…

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Review — 26 Mar 2018

The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

The House of Impossible Beauties charts the glitter and heartbreak of the tumultuous 1980s in New York. Inspired by the iconic documentary Paris is Burning and the real House of…

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Review — 25 Feb 2018

The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells

Benedict Wells’ novel The End of Loneliness had already sold over 250,000 copies in Germany when it was translated into English. With statistics like that, I was curious and somewhat…

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Review — 24 Jul 2017

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is a slow-moving mystery that explores entangled themes of death, grief, history, family and timber. The novel follows Edvard, who grows up on a…

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Review — 26 Jun 2017

Before Everything by Victoria Redel

Before Everything is a poetic and visceral exploration of friendship, life and death, and how we accept losing someone we can’t imagine life without. At the age of 11, Anna…

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