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Barbara Jaques

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The Last Tiger, debut novel: long listed for the Exeter Novel Prize 2016

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DNF. A lovely book in many ways and nicely written but for me not engaging enough to continue reading. With little hope of it evolving into anything more than meanderings, the voice alone was not powerful enough to secure my interest. However, I may ...more
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I enjoyed and admired the plot, prose and scene setting, vividly describing a time and place of which I know very little (and now know more!)
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This is such an engaging novel, cleverly written with narrative voices shifting through the decades, modernising along with the tale. Well drawn and likeable characters had me sitting around the camp fire, feeling part of things.
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The level of research was matched by the quality of the writing in this cleverly told story based on real events. Hannah Kent has a particular talent for transporting the reader right into the moment - I am very glad not to be living in 1800's Icelan ...more
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I enjoyed the many threads of this book, but more than anything felt Jarawan gave an accessible political account of Lebanon.
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