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Review: The Making of Gabriel Davenport, Beverley Lee

'To say this is Lee’s debut novel, she writes with such authority and plays on all our fears like a puppeteer with silk strings.'

I’m going to start off by telling you that this isn’t my usual type of book. I’m a classics-kind-of-girl, and never thought a book like this could win me over. Oh, how wrong was I. Beverley Lee’s debut novel, The Making of Gabriel Davenport, is a captivating, dark and bewitching story that everyone is going to love.

Review: The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

'It teaches us that time is infinite, with many great stories to tell in-between, this is just one of them.'

Let’s just say that The Catcher in the Rye wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, however I find it an intriguing and provocative read with important (and sometimes frightening) themes of depression, independence and youthful rebellion at its core.

Five great opening lines in literature

When you open a book and read the first sentence, it sets the precedence for the entire story. So here are my top five favourite opening lines...