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Gray Mountain - John Grisham

Win a copy of John Grisham’s Gray Mountain!

“The Great Recession of 2008 left many young professionals out of work. Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening. Samantha Kofer was a third year associate at …

Win a signed copy of The Miniaturist!

“The Miniaturist is a fictionalised biography of actual 17th century people, and the author has done a remarkable job of recreating the atmosphere of the Dutch Golden Age, its febrile money-making, closed social and political circles and prudish mores. What …

You Review: Lonely Graves – Britta Bolt

Reviewed by Elysia Brenner Lonely Graves by Britta Bolt opens with a literal splash – a body drops in the first sentence, and the rest of the tightly paced opening follows its unlikely progress through Amsterdam’s canals. It’s not a …

You Review: Edge of Eternity – Ken Follett

Reviewed by Catarina Queiroz If you like to learn history in context, with a dash of drama and romance, this is your kind of book. Edge of Eternity is actually the final volume of Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy, so in …

You Review: The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

Reviewed by David Young It’s late 17th century Holland, and Petronella (Nella) Oortmans’ father dies, leaving large debts which can only be paid off by marrying Nella to the 20 years older Johannes Brandt, a prosperous Amsterdam merchant. As a …