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Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Everything tagged with literature

For the love of Goth!

Having identified a problem not only in Madrid, but in Spain, Marjorie Eljach decided to rectify it.

The novel queen

Philippa Gregory’s visit to the Hay Festival is ostensibly taking place to discuss her latest novel to be released in Spain, The Red Queen.

Snow White Must Die

Snow White Must Die is a murder mystery that proves to be anything but a fairytale. The story takes place in a seemingly quiet and posh small town in modern-day Germany, where the residents will do anything to keep outsiders from knowing the truth about a dark event that occurred in its recent past.

Telegraph Avenue

Chabon’s writing style is notoriously dense, but in this thrilling, coming-of-age in changing times story, he has outdone himself. The novel chronicles two friends, Archy and Nat, who run a record store in a period of flux in Oakland, California, where racial tension still exists from the decades of the civil rights movement, including Black Panther activity that was influential in that area.

Playing on the mind

The opening scene of How to Be a Good Wife takes place in a pretty, clean kitchen which, like the house itself, seems so ordinary, so sanitised. It is only from the point of view of Marta, a wife and mother, that we start seeing that something may not only be imperfect, but deeply and utterly wrong in this home. What, however, is wrong?