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Sophie Ward Recommends

Recommendations from the author of 'Love and Other Thought Experiments'

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Sophie Ward

Sophie Ward is an actor and writer. Ward also holds a PhD in Philosophy and Literature, evident here in her highly original debut novel, Love and Other Thought Experiments. Told in ten interconnecting but self-contained chapters - each from a different character's perspective - and inspired by some of the best-known thought experiments in philosophy, particularly philosophy of mind, it is a story of love lost and found across the universe.

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How it Was

Janet Ellis, paperback


'-an alarming account of a family over several decades, and the painful destruction of the various relationships, mother/daughter, husband/wife and sibling, all devastated by the potent combination of desire, jealousy and repression.'

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This is Happiness

Niall Williams, hardback


' - a delicious story of love and electricity in a rural Irish community. Told with love and good humour, Williams brings to life the world of a village in Ireland that seems to have been left behind until the electric comes.'

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Everything You Ever Wanted

Luiza Sauma, hardback


'- taking the idea of greener grass to the extreme, Sauma charts the journey from a seemingly dead-end life on Earth, to a new horizon on planet Nyx and asks if we can escape from the worst of modern life? Or is there more to this fragile ecosystem that we could enjoy while we have the chance?'

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Requiem for a Knave

Laura Carlin, hardback


' - a tale of intrigue that follows the adventures of Alwin in fourteenth-century Derbyshire. Carlin vividly conjures up the violence and strangeness of the the time for a young person trying to trace their origins.'



Season Butler, paperback


' - this is on my ’to be read’ list. Written by a brilliant former colleague, I’m really looking forward to the pleasure of reading her first novel.'

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Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang, paperback


' - not a recent book, but the one I am reading at the moment. Clever science fiction stories told in a shimmering prose that haunts you long after you put the book down. The title story was adapted for the film ‘Arrival’. '