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Maggie Brookes is a British ex-journalist and BBC television producer turned poet and novelist.
The Prisoner’s Wife is based on an extraordinary true story of love and courage, told to her by an ex-WW2 prisoner of war. Maggie visited the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany as part of her research for the book, learning largely forgotten aspects of the war.
The Prisoner’s Wife is due to be published by imprints of Penguin Random House in the UK and in the US in May 2020. Publication in other countries, including Holland, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic will follow.
As well as being a writer, Maggie is an advisory fellow for the Royal Literary Fund and also an Associate Professor at Middlesex University, London, England,
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On Wilder Seas by Nikki Marmery
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The historical record shows that an enslaved woman called Maria spent nine months in 1579 aboard Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, sailing up and down the Pacific coast of the Americas. This extraordinary book takes a few lines of recorded history and wea ...more
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The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner
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The Last Year of the War is a richly drawn novel about friendship and injustice and the terrible consequences of war. It did what every good novel ought to do – it took me to placs I’ve never been, told me things I didn’t know, made me smile and shak ...more
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Dad, Remember You Are Dead by Jacqueline Saphra
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This a wonderful collection – funny, angry, intelligent and moving. A fitting successor to the TS Eliot shortlisted All My Mad Mothers. It’s the work of a poet at the top of her game, and superbly in control of her craft, using form in unexpected and ...more
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Britannic Myths by Steven O'Brien
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I’m going to be buying this extraordinary book for lots of people. As the author says in the introduction, “I find it strange that the people of these islands often know more about the pantheons of Greece and Rome than they do about the mythic hoard ...more
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Son of a Silverback by Russell Kane
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Of course it’s as funny as the cover promises – as funny and painfully honest as you’d expect from this talented comedian. But this book is so much more than a witty memoir or a portrait of toxic masculitnity. It’s also a vivid snapshot portrait of a
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