Families can be complicated!

Karen Argent reviews Keren David's novel for teen readers, True Sisters and finds "family and friendship are always fraught with highs and lows".

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Classic Covers: The Grapes of Wrath

Terry Potter takes a closer look at the magnificent dust jacket Elmer Hader produced for John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. 

It is a work of art in its own right and you can read more about it on the link below



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The Silence of the Girls

Karen Argent reads Pat Barker's new rendition of the myth of Achilles and finds a compelling but violent picture viewed through the eyes of the abused and exploited women.

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Grief is the thing...

Guest writer, Alun Severn reads two books that mine the difficult subject of grief and finds "both are books that will burn brightly in your imagination"

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The social construction of childhood: Explored with reference to John Boyne's ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’

The Letterpress Project likes to be a place where students, academics and reading enthusiasts can publish their essays or research about books. Here Gill Gilbert, a student at Newman University, writes about John Boyne's modern classic.

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