The Butcher’s Hook

You may have seen our recent window display celebrating ~

The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis

(featuring genuine butcher’s hook courtesy of AA Swarbrick Butchers on Westgate.)

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We’ve made a Book Venn to show which great titles this book reminds us of.

If you like a rebellious heroine, caught up in crimes of passion in a vivid historical setting, then we think The Butcher’s Hook might be just up your alley!


The Looking-Glass Sisters

The Looking-Glass Sisters


Translated from the Norwegian by John Irons

Written in 2008, published in this translation in September 2015 by Peirene Press*

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This book explores the oxymoron of the abusive carer; bound by duty but fuelled by resentment.

The northern expanse of Norway is a land of extreme conditions and opposites, with long dark winters and summers of constant light. Here, a pair of middle aged sisters, living otherwise alone in this isolated landscape, have been locked together in a bitter power struggle for their entire adult lives.

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