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Extract: Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin

April 17th, 2014

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In her introduction to Astragal, Patti Smith writes ‘My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights...

Extract: The Death of the Poet by N Quentin Woolf

April 11th, 2014

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N Quentin Woolf‘s debut novel The Death of the Poet explores violence and what it means to be a man in the modern world. It’s controversial, daring, and, in a complicated way, romantic too....

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

April 3rd, 2014

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Serpent’s Tail Publisher Hannah Westland on why she has a reputation for publishing fiction that explores the dark side of family life. At Serpent’s Tail and Profile, we all meet every Wednesday...

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