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Laura Besley

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Laura Besley writes in the precious moments that her children are asleep. She has been published online, in print and in anthologies.

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Nick by Michael Farris Smith

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Title: Nick

Author: Michael Farris Smith

Publication: No Exit Press (25th February, 2021)

Summary (taken from the back cover): Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby's world, he was at the centre of a very different story - one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I. 

Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed first-hand,

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