‘The Lido’ by Libby Page

‘The Lido’ by Libby Page

From the blurb: Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers… Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder…

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‘Places I Stopped On the Way Home’ by Meg Fee

‘Places I Stopped On the Way Home’ …

From the blurb: In Places I Stopped On the Way Home Meg Fee plots her life in New York City – from falling in love at the Lincoln Centre to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing…

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‘Starfish’ by Akemi Dawn Bowman

‘Starfish’ by Akemi Dawn Bowman

From the blurb: Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking.  With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain…

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‘The Tidal Zone’ by Sarah Moss

‘The Tidal Zone’ by Sarah Moss

From the blurb: Adam is a stay-at-home day who is writing a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral.  He is a good man and he is happy.  But one day, he receives a call from his daughter’s…

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‘Yellow Crocus’ by Laila Ibrahim

‘Yellow Crocus’ by Laila Ibrahim

From the blurb: Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge.  Thus…

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