Category Archives: Fiction

Carrie Soto is Back review

Booktok sensation Taylor Jenkins Reid’s latest is a juicy beach read. Read my full Telegraph review here

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TikTok’s old-school books boom: why Gen Z fell in love with ‘dark academia’

Dusty libraries, long-haired youths writing poetry, candlelight rituals… TikTok’s love for old books is driving a publishing bonanza. Read my full Telegraph article here

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The strange, grisly saga of Eva Perón’s corpse

Argentina’s adored first lady led an incredible life. But the bizarre events that unfolded after her death were the stuff of horror fiction. Read my full Telegraph article here

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The Night Ship review

The fascinating true story of the Batavia’s shipwreck should make for a riveting novel. Unfortunately, this isn’t it. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Will this novel do for Joan of Arc what Wolf Hall did for Thomas Cromwell?

Katherine J Chen’s fresh and enthralling novel Joan reimagines the servant girl who took on the English as a hardscrabble survivor. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Dark Earth review

Magic in the ghostly rubble of 6th-century London. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Agatha Christie’s secret life as a romance novelist

Hiding under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, Christie wrote stories that reflected the pain of her private life. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Thrown review

This plodding pottery club novel proves Sara Cox should stick to broadcasting. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Roar author Cecelia Ahern on why she put a woman on a shelf

The author’s short stories have been adapted into a series for Apple TV+. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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James McArdle: ‘Boris Johnson missed the point of Macbeth’

The actor chats the Scottish play and the BBC’s Life After Life. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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