Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro

Stan is 13 and struggling at a new school when he meets Charlie. Complete opposites, they click and become good friends despite their differences. Stan is struggling with bullies whereas Charlie knows exactly how to stand up for himself and helps to show Stan how to gain confidence. Both know what it means to be... Continue Reading →

The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the day is told from the perspective of Mr Stevens, a butler at Darlington Hall for many years. On a rare few days away from work, and a trip south to meet an old friend, Mr Stevens recalls key moments from his career and brings insight into some complex and curious relationships.... Continue Reading →

The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel

The Glass Hotel follows Paul and Vincent, brother and half sister, from their time as teenagers through to adulthood. Vincent and Paul didn’t have the easiest teenage years. Vincent lost her mother, and suffered from years of resentment from Paul for the collapse of his parent’s marriage. Both find themselves back living and working together... Continue Reading →

Instructions for the British People During The Emergency by Jason Hazeley and Nico Tatarowicz

As someone who regularly reads dystopian fiction, finding myself in the depths of a global pandemic while working and homeschooling two kids meant a very swift change of genre was needed. Instructions for the British People During The Emergency seemed like the perfect thing to read. A quick and hilarious handbook for surviving an emergency.... Continue Reading →

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