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#THLOS, Reviews, Round-up, The Half-life of Snails -

Philippa Holloway's captivating debut novel The Half-life of Snails was sent to book bloggers across the UK as part of  a Random Things Tours

Check out the round-up of their reviews and thoughts below!

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#AuthorInsights, #Writer'sCorner, John Sam Jones, LGBTQ+, TheWriter'sCorner -

John Sam Jones is a Welsh gay writer and activist, his compelling memoir The Journey is Home is a powerful account of his own life story as a gay man living in an often homophobic and toxic society and the struggles he's overcome. 

We invited John into The Writer's Corner to talk all things books, his love of German crime dramas and knitting.

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Debut author, Debut novel, Fiction, north Wales, novel, Novels, Philippa Holloway, The Half-life of Snails -

It's been just over a month since Philippa Holloway's lyrical, prescient debut novel The Half-life of Snails was published, and it's been a busy few weeks! The first launch, held at Staffordshire university, was followed by an online launch hosted by Edgehill Instistute of Social Responsibility, and then an event at Liverpool's fantastic WoWFest. All in the month of May!         The glowing reviews have been rolling in as well. Lunate described it as "that wonderful thing, a novel that can be read in several different ways. On the surface it is a gripping thriller, ripe for...

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#Hay Festival 2022, Hymns & Arias, Max Boyce -

The first Parthian event at this year's Hay festival went with a bang yesterday evening! Max Boyce joined Carolyn Hitt on the Baillie Gifford Stage in front of a packed audience!   (Photo credit: Adam Tatton-Reid)   (Photo credit: Adam Tatton-Reid)   (Photo credit: Adam Tatton-Reid)   (Photo credit: Adam Tatton-Reid)   Copies of Max Boyce's book Hymns & Arias, the Selected Poems, Songs and Stories is available to buy in the Hay Festival bookshop. At 5.30pm today Peter Lord will be reviewing the iconic painting Vosper's Salem on the Festival Friends Stage, and tomorrow at 1pm we have Dylan...

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Book Signing, Cyril James Morris, Goldstone Books, Novella, The Herring Man -

  On Saturday at midday Cyril James Morris was at Goldstone Books in Carmarthen, signing copies of his debut novella The Herring Man and chatting to customers.   He'd hardly been there five minutes before the first queue of readers appeared, and for the next hour he could barely sign books fast enough!   Thank you so much to Paul and Heather at Goldstone Books for the warm welcome they gave to Cyril and his editor Carly. As an extra surprise, Cyril's daughter drove from Oxford to share the event with him and bag a signed copy for herself!  ...

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