June 2021: Fiction Previews

I echo my fellow previewers when I say that there seem to be a vast number of books publishing this year; and June is as packed to the rafters as every other month, but it is now looking like your shops will be open to sell them all—hurrah!

Occasionally a début author will have a famous writerly parent; it is much rarer for a début author to have a famous child. This month sees the first novel from Yvonne Bailey-Smith, mum to the extremely famous Zadie Smith. The Day I Fell Off My Island (Myriad) tells of a Jamaican teenager who faces an uncertain future in England. Also in the VIP area ...

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