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Best UK subscription boxes for Christmas 2020

With Christmas around the corner, a guide to gifting could be just the ticket you need to manage the present buying of those who’ve made the nice list. And in modern busy lives, what’s better than the gift of monthly post. It’s a tangible gift that lasts more than...

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Best 2020 Christmas gifts for book lovers

Bookworms' shelves are stocked all year round with prizewinners, debut fiction and sequels. So when it comes to Christmas, what’s left to buy the bibliophiles when their ‘to read’ list is already backlogged into 2021.     At Heady Mix HQ we’re well accustomed to...

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Burnt Sugar

I wait for the fly to leave, to catch a scent from outside, a familiar breeze. But it doesn’t. It continues crossing from one side of the room to another. (p.137, Burnt Sugar)Burnt Sugar is a compelling story of daughter and mother rivalry, and the intertwined...

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The New Wilderness

The heaviness in her chest inched up to her throat. She guessed it had to do with being somewhere so familiar when such familiarity wasn’t supposed to exist anymore. (p.232, The New Wilderness)Bea has relinquished life in the overcrowded City, with its toxic air...

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The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

“The rifle had disappeared… Soon she will have to admit it is nowhere. It has slipped into a crevice that can swallow girls just as easily as it devours guns.” (p.24, The Shadow King)On the verge of World War Two, Italy invades Ethiopia. The year is 1935, the...

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