Celebrating the power of imagination

Karen Argent reads What can we be? by Ryan Crawford and Kayla Coombs, a book for children and parents that celebrates the power of imagination

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Machines Like Me

Guest reviewer, Alun Severn struggles to develop an emotional engagement with Ian McEwan's latest novel exploring the advent of Artificial Intelligence

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McTavish is back and this one takes the biscuit

Meg Rosoff's delightful creation, McTavish the dog, is busy rescuing the Peachey family again - this time it's a baking disaster that threatens the domestic harmony.

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A novel of gay life pre-AIDS

Alan Hollinghurst’s first novel, The Swimming Pool Library, caused quite a stir on its release because of its bold and graphic descriptions of gay sex at a time when society was gripped by its first, rudimentary awareness of the threat of AIDS.

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When text and illustration come together as a perfect combination

Terry Potter is knocked-out by a beautiful edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage and illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

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