Farah Ghuznavi

The unanticipated consequences of caretaking

From the sensory delights of birdsong in the morning and sunset views from a lookout point to the less appealing realities of monitoring stagnant pond water and counting newts, we accompany Katie on her journey of discovery.

2m ago

A list of life lessons

Set in 1979, this is a story of monsters—the ones who prey on the vulnerable, the ones that exploit our weaknesses, and the ones that we elevate to positions of power.

3m ago

A Born Reader

Surveying the decorated wall now vibrantly alive with Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter characters, Sarah allowed herself a satisfied grin.

4m ago

Her last words

The slamming of the front door sounded an ominous note, warning of trouble to come.

5m ago

Payback time

I’m not sure when I first realised that we’d met before. In the beginning, you were just the elderly man I often noticed pottering around our communal rooftop.

5m ago

Keep your secrets close and your tech support closer

Addison Square is one of those hidden enclaves where well-heeled Londoners tuck themselves away to create bubbles of “civilised life” from which they can exclude the riffraff surrounding them in the mega-city they call home.

6m ago

Love, lies and loneliness

The very first time I came across a description of this book, previously published under the title The Nigerwife (Atria Books, 2023),

7m ago

Making a killing out of a killing

A visit to any bookshop today will attest to the reading public’s fascination with crime (and criminals).

8m ago
April 18, 2024
April 18, 2024

The unanticipated consequences of caretaking

From the sensory delights of birdsong in the morning and sunset views from a lookout point to the less appealing realities of monitoring stagnant pond water and counting newts, we accompany Katie on her journey of discovery.

March 21, 2024
March 21, 2024

A list of life lessons

Set in 1979, this is a story of monsters—the ones who prey on the vulnerable, the ones that exploit our weaknesses, and the ones that we elevate to positions of power.

February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024

A Born Reader

Surveying the decorated wall now vibrantly alive with Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter characters, Sarah allowed herself a satisfied grin.

December 30, 2023
December 30, 2023

Payback time

I’m not sure when I first realised that we’d met before. In the beginning, you were just the elderly man I often noticed pottering around our communal rooftop.

December 30, 2023
December 30, 2023

Her last words

The slamming of the front door sounded an ominous note, warning of trouble to come.

November 30, 2023
November 30, 2023

Keep your secrets close and your tech support closer

Addison Square is one of those hidden enclaves where well-heeled Londoners tuck themselves away to create bubbles of “civilised life” from which they can exclude the riffraff surrounding them in the mega-city they call home.

November 2, 2023
November 2, 2023

Love, lies and loneliness

The very first time I came across a description of this book, previously published under the title The Nigerwife (Atria Books, 2023),

October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023

Making a killing out of a killing

A visit to any bookshop today will attest to the reading public’s fascination with crime (and criminals).

September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023

Twistier than a jilapir pyatch

It’s a truism to say that modern life is complicated, but even a couple of decades ago, it would have been hard to predict the things we are dealing with today.

August 31, 2023
August 31, 2023

“Pettiness, Prejudice, and Pets with Panache”

I first came across Anastasia Ryan’s work through my Instagram wanderings and was instantly intrigued by the sound of her recently released novel. Not least by its title, You Should Smile More.

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