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Celebrating LGBT+ literature: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous & Giovanni’s Room

Jakob Tynan and Rory Biggs O’May share two unmissable works celebrating queer identities and relationships for LGBT History Month.   Jakob Tynan, on On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous So very occasionally does a novel take your breath away with such delicacy, such sublimity, that it goes almost unnoticed until you put it down. For me, […]

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Chilly nights and flights of fancy: The Student recommends romance novels for cuffing season

Amid the cold, dark mists of an Edinburgh winter filled with the gloomy prospects of a hatred-fuelled General Election and the ever-dreaded exams, students would be forgiven for failing to see light among the grey monotony of these pre-Christmas weeks. Yet, away from the Brexit-obsessed politicians who clog up your television screen, the endless past […]

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Sci-fi, society and stalkers: The Student’s summer reading round-up

As we get back into the swing of university and a new plague of academic reading, our writers reminisce on the books they read this summer.   Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata by Evie Patel Through the dissonantly immersive love affair of a woman and her full-time job, Sayaka Murata presents an ode to the mundane familiarity […]

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Springtime reads for all your procrastination needs

Revision season is upon us, and now more than ever is the time to pick up a good book and forget the impending doom of our final exams. Despite the mountain of course reading they’ve yet to do for their degrees, our writers proudly present what they’ve been reading over the Easter break below. Heartburn […]

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Pumpkin-spiced reads for all your autumnal needs

As Halloween has been and gone and Edinburgh rapidly gets chillier by the day, it’s hard to ignore the rat-tat-tat of winter at the door. To celebrate the final month of the autumn, we asked our writers which books they recommend cosying up with this November. We strongly suggest enjoying them with a roaring fire […]