Blogs in January 2023

Syrian Sunset 20th January 2023

A sweeping novel of international intrigue about the Syrian Civil War, the failure of the West to save the Syrian people, and how that inaction against the Russian incursion in Syria emboldened Vladimir Putin to attack Ukraine In 2012,...

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Dirt 9th January 2023

This is no utopia… 1996. Northern Israel. Lola leaves an unhappy home life in England for the fabled utopian life of a kibbutz, but this heavily guarded farming community on the Arab-Israeli border isn’t the idyll it seems, and...

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Like Nowhere Else 5th January 2023

When Vivien Quish arrives in the mystical city of Sana’a, she hopes to redeem her ruined dream of being a great traveller. The last thing she expects is to become embroiled in a passionate affair. And the last thing...

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The Bastard Factory 19th December 2022

Chris Kraus’ The Bastard Factory tells the story of an entire epoch: a drama of betrayal and self-delusion spanning the years 1905 to 1975, taking us from Riga to Moscow, Berlin and Munich all the way to Tel Aviv....

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Our Man In Kuwait 1st December 2022

A colonial-era thriller set against the background of big power conflict. The ultimate timepiece tinderbox of sun, sex and spies. Kuwait 1960. With Soviet backing Iraq plans to invade. Gordon Carlisle lives in the expat community of Ahmadi with...

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