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‘Rivers of London’ by Ben Aaronovitch

Prepare for magic, mayhem and the newest officer of Met. Ben Aaronvitch’s ‘Rivers of London’ follows probationary officer Peter Grant, who is saved from an impeding future as a desk-jockey for the London Metropolitan police, when he accidentally finds the only witness of a bloody murder in Covent Gardens. There’s one problem however. The witness … Continue reading

‘Basil’ by Wilkie Collins

I am now about to relate the story of an error, innocent in its beginning, guilty in its progress, fatal in its results . . . Opening my fourth year course in ‘Madness and Sexuality in Victorian Literature’, the first book I encountered was Wilkie Collins’ Basil. Though better known for his classic works The … Continue reading

‘The Eyre Affair’ by Jasper Fforde

. . . the Toad News anchorwoman sombrely announced that a young surrealist had been killed – stabbed to death by a gang adhering to a radical school of French Impressionists. Forget everything you know. There is another 1985. Another England where the Crimea War never ended, questions of Shakespearean authorship can inspire gang warfare … Continue reading

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