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Posted on 15 Jun 2024 in Subscribers |

Apology to our subscribers

Over the past few weeks there has been a technical problem with the NRB website and you may not have been receiving our regular emails about new reviews. Please accept our apologies. Fingers crossed we’ve now fixed this problem and you should receive emails as usual next week. We are doing a lot of work behind the scenes to update the site and will be unveiling a refreshed design very soon. In the meantime, to make sure you haven’t missed anything, please find links to our latest reviews below. And as always, thank you for your continued support.

Geoffrey Robertson The Trial of Vladimir Putin. Reviewed by Braham Dabscheck

Geoffrey Robertson argues that the United Nations needs to establish a new court in order to bring Vladimir Putin to justice. Read this review.

Kate Kruimink Heartsease. Reviewed by Sally Nimon

Set in an old house in the Tasmanian countryside, nothing is quite as expected in this second novel from Vogel-winner Kate Kruimink. Read this review.

Nova Weetman Love, Death and Other Scenes. Reviewed by Michael Jongen.

Nova Weetman’s memoir about the loss of her husband and its impact on her family is both intimate and surprisingly uplifting. Read this review.

Natalie Bayley Bone Rites. Reviewed by Sandra Nichols

The protagonist of Natalie Bayley’s novel embarks on an unusual and increasingly dangerous quest to honour the brother she lost in childhood. Read this review.

Lauren Chater The Beauties. Reviewed by Ann Skea.

Set in 17th-century London, Lauren Chater’s new novel brings together a royal artist, a young woman’s quest and the real-life Anne Hyde. Read this review.

Gabrielle Zevin Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. Reviewed by CJ Pardey

Gabrielle Zevin’s bestselling novel set in the world of game designers has a lot to say about writers, too. Read this review.

Oliver K Langmead Calypso. Reviewed by Robert Goodman

Oliver K Langmead combines science fiction with poetry to deliver a fresh and thought-provoking take on the genre. Read this review.

Leigh Bardugo The Familiar. Reviewed by Ann Skea

The bestselling creator of the Grishaverse turns to the history of 16th-century Spain for this story of a young woman with magical powers. Read this review.

Bradley Trevor Greive and Caroline Laner Breure Broken Girl. Reviewed by Jessica Stewart

This memoir of a young woman’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury becomes an unputdownable detective story. Read this review.