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BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Swift and the Harrier

Minette Walters

‘Historical fiction at its finest’ – Belfast TelegraphDorset, 1642.When bloody civil war breaks out between the King and Parliament, families and communities across England are riven by different allegiances.A rare few choose neutrality.One such is Jayne Swift, a Dorset physician from a Royalist family, who offers her services to both sides in the conflict. Through her dedication to treating the sick and wounded, regardless of belief, Jayne becomes a witness to the brutality of war and the devastation it wreaks. Yet her recurring companion at every event is a man she should despise because he …

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Writer and critic Tomiwa Owolade has won the top prize at the RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for his “powerful” forthcoming non-fiction book This is Not America, which Atlantic will publish in 2023. The annual prize rewards first-time writers of non-fiction, and was judged this year by Gwen Adshead, Fiona Boyle and Clive Myrie. . In This is Not America, which was won by Atlantic in a five-way auction, Owolade interrogates the many discussions about diversity that have arisen since the murder of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. “This powerful book appealed strongly to al …

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