The Janice Forsyth Show – today!

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So I’m going to be on The Janice Forsyth Show today on Radio Scotland, around 2pm, discussing James Robertson’s The Testament of Gideon Mack for their bookclub. Tune in here.

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THE JUMP Launch Party

Please come!

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Assault n Battery vs Assault n Sauce

So I’m doing this on Friday:

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Three Independent on Sunday Book Reviews

Here are three recent book reviews I wrote for the Independent on Sunday. Click on the cover to read.
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My Last Ten Big Issue Book Reviews

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illustration by Dom McKenzie

I have had loads more Big Issue book reviews in the magazine recently. Here they are:

Tokyo by Nicholas Hogg

Half the World Away by Cath Staincliffe

Day Four by Sarah Lotz

Your Father Sends His Love by Stuart Evers

All Involved by Ryan Gattis

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Pleasantville by Attica Locke

Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

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THE JUMP is coming

Look what just arrived in the post at the weekend:

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I can’t tell you how much I love this cover, just everything about it is classy. Totally fits the mood of the book.

It’s out August 6th, so expect a wee onslaught of self-promotion. Apologies in advance. I’m also planning on some more interesting blog posts than recent efforts, since I’ve had a few things stewing away in the back of my mind for a while.

Anyway, onwards!

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My review of History of a Suicide by Jill Bialosky for The Indy on Sunday

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Here’s my review of History of a Suicide by Jill Bialosky for The Indy on Sunday. Very moving, in summary.

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