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Review: Thorn

I first read Thorn in 2018, as a self-published novel, and I loved its smart, wry, thought-provoking take on one of my favourite fairy tales, The Goose Girl. When I heard it was being reworked for traditional publishing, I was thrilled, and I’m so happy to be able to tell you it’s even better in this form!

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Review: The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp

I was an enormous fan of Sarra Manning in my teens. I devoured Guitar Girl, sighed through Diary of a Crush, and absolutely idolised the kids in Pretty Things. When I saw she was doing a retelling of Vanity Fair, I thought this would be the perfect time to finally take on that huge (900 page!) classic that I’ve always meant to read, with a cool contemporary version to lighten things up. Let me say, the retelling is pitch perfect, but if you are looking at it as a stand-alone novel, you may be disappointed…

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