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Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata Welcome to the weird and (occasionally) wonderful world of Keiko Furukura and her beloved Convenience Store. Marginalised by ordinary society, and following a confusing and at times problematic childhood, Keiko finds it difficult to find her place in the modern world, until she stumbles accross the Convenience Store.  In this delightful fableContinue reading “Convenience Store Woman”

The Western Wind By Samantha Harvey Samantha Harvey’s novel of a 15th Century Somerset village and an unanticipated death is an absolute treat.   Following the investigations of the local vicar, John Reve, into the untimely demise of his friend Thomas Newman, this brooding, sombre novel set over 4 days in the lead up toContinue reading


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