Category Archives: Fiction

A Wild and True Relation by Kim Sherwood: George Eliot meets Dickens in a literary treasure hunt

A novel that begins as a swashbuckling tale about smugglers swerves into a smart study of women sidelined by literary history. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Discover Emma Corrin’s award-winning performances on TV, in films, and on stage

The actress is starring in a new theatrical version of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Read my full London Theatre article here

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BookTok superstar Colleen Hoover has sold 20 million novels – but does she glamourise trauma?

Her latest novel It Starts With Us is a troubling blend – and pure fan service. Read my full Telegraph review here

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A Street Shaken by Light review

A swashbuckling historical epic – by John Buchan’s grandson. Read my full Telegraph review here

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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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