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Laura Barnett


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Laura Barnett is a writer, journalist and theatre critic. She has been on staff at the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, and is now a freelance arts journalist and features writer, working for the Guardian, the Observer and Time Out, as well as several other national newspapers and magazines.
 
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The Letters of Ivor Punch (2015)
Colin MacIntyre
"I raced through this clever, poignant, beautiful book in one sitting. It's peopled by a cast of brilliantly off-the-wall characters, and full of keen-eyed observations about life on a remote Scottish island - and, by extension, everywhere. A must-read."
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Seven Days of Us (2017)
Francesca Hornak
"Absorbing, insightful and immensely enjoyable."
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The Party (2017)
Elizabeth Day
"Superb - clever, gripping, psychologically acute."
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Love After Love (2018)
Alex Hourston
"I inhaled the book, really, in one long, cool, quenching breath... it is written with such linguistic and emotional precision - not a word or thought out of place - and its examination of what it means to love honestly and truthfully, both as an individual and as part of a marriage and a family, had me utterly gripped from the first paragraph. Few other novels have absorbed me so fully this year. It deserves to do very well and I'm sure it will."

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