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These is few, these books. Had to be written – too much lost over the cycles, and it’s time to record what we can. Not me doing the pen scratching – leave that to the educated few, like her – Hoxton. I got stories though and they’ll leak out onto a few pages before I’m dust in the Parkplace. I’m good with the machinery and when ink’s for the having and Be
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Hardcover, 315 pages
Published 2016 by Lulu publishing
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Kassie Kay
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hoxton is a finder (she finds and trades items in possibly the year 2070) She is hired by a woman who lives in the Cincture(a higher and safer society) to find a piece of 2018 IKEA furniture and while entering the Cincture she is told by someone she has had a child which is something she didn't know because Hoxton doesn't remember really anything about her past years.So she now sets out on this new journey trying to find her child not knowing its not safe to bring the people in her past into her ...more
Maggie Hughes
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
An intriguing title Hoxton: place or person, male or female?

Kate has created a believable world, set in 2070, with enough detail to sketch the setting for the reader, and enough left to one's imagination to ensure you create your own version.

Fifty years earlier something dreadful happened and the effects are still apparent; Hoxton works very hard to survive in this post apocalyptic society. Here is a story with hope, love, kindness and achievement throughout which makes it timeless, althoug
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NL
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Margaret Atwood meets Mad Max. “Hoxton”, set in post-apocalyptic London (or is it only two minutes into our current future?), gives us the pleasure of recognizing our world carried to one of its potential logical conclusions: no overarching rule, trade by barter, languages and cultures conflated, a series of tantalizing and imaginative answers to what if....

The eponymous heroine is an appealing, gutsy free spirit with a mysterious past that she is driven to uncover in the clinically sterile, co
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Kate Coughlan
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one that I didn't want to put down! Great story telling - imaginative and fast paced - with sympathetic well drawn characters, meant that I was easily drawn into this dystopian yet all too believable world.

Hoxton will appeal to lovers of various genres. Whilst the story is ostensibly 'sci-fi' it is no more so that than, say, The Drowned World or similar 'future dystopia' fantasy novels. With sweet romantic story lines and some half decent recipes too there is something here for everyone
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Sid Peacock
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved Hoxton. On first pick up I read right through Chapter 5 and realised I was hooked. Set in the not too distant future it follows the journey of women who survives by finding sought after items for others and trade. The imagery and description of this world is fascinating and it would have been sufficient just to explore this version of London in itself. The plot though reveals all sorts of horrors and for me drew plenty of parallels between the present day British class set up. The play w ...more
Tana
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading HOXTON on many different levels, here are a few:
Language; from the readability to the descriptive, the play on future language – that I have started using!
Scenario, yeek, what can we do to prevent this?!
Imagination, my mind became totally absorbed (indicating great book) and could see the book in technicolour.

Great read
Tana
Vicky McLean
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyable read. Fast paced and intriguing. I loved Hoxton's story and the world she lives in. It was believable and multi -faceted. One of those books that stays with you. Excellent.
Bob
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The lead character, Hoxton, has the same sort of strong, instantly believable voice that got me to read The Hunger Games. (Just to be clear, it's nothing like Hunger Games). The story is credible and the world-building excellent. I'm not a Londoner, but the descriptions spoke of an intimate knowledge of the city, detailed enough to be able to render it ruined after the sort of drastic climatic change that is becoming easy to believe possible and still let the smells of the streets come up to you ...more
Katharine MacKenzie
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the strengths of this intriguing book is its almost tangible sense of place. Kate has created a rich and extraordinary setting in Londonia, which can be clearly visualised, heard, smelled and even tasted. Although a post apocalyptic city, eccentric and dark at times, it is also an oddly familiar place with recognisable cultural references to the present and recent past.

The inhabitants of Londonia have adopted a patois influenced by French, which is an intrinsic element in the novel. This
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GDLitherland
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of dystopian science fiction. I had recently met the author at one of her partners' concerts (he's a pianist) We got talking about what we do, as you do, and I was astonished to discover that she had just written a book in a genre that I knew well. Kate was very kind and sent me an advance copy of the book which I started reading with a bit of trepidation. I knew that she would want to get some feedback from me, and although I'm very honest it is often awkward giving negative feedb ...more
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