Tanvir Bush, writer, her readers and reviewers

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Tanvir Bush’s novel CULL has been published

CULL in the Corsham Bookshop window

My daughter, Tanvir Bush, is thrilled to have arrived at CULL’s date of publication and then discover this wonderful display of her books in the lovely Corsham Bookshop. These independent bookshops are greatly loved and prized by both writers and readers. The bookshop staff do great work in getting readers and books together – it’s a labour of love. Tanvir has a book launch planned for 22nd February in Corsham with the help of the Corsham Bookshop. It will be a special event and not to be missed. You can buy CULL there – or you can buy it from the publisher, Unbound.



The essential reviews

Display of the novel CULL in the Corsham Bookshop

Bookshops sell books thanks to their well-read and sympathetic staff, but sometimes readers only browse in bookshops. They take the advice of the bookshop staff then, like so many shoppers, whizz off to buy on line from Amazon because it saves money. Its sad – but we all do it.

Amazon does work for writers, however. Writers need the reviews that they get on Amazon to boost those magic selling algorithms. Please, Readers, if you buy CULL, or any other book, at a discount or not, from Amazon, do post a review and help the writer’s sales that way too.


Reviews of Tanvir Bush’s Cull

Here is the first review of the hero and her story from the Rachel Read it Blog Tour:- “Alex is a wonderful character, she is fearless, totally three dimensional and leaves a huge impression on the reader. Despite being given every reason to give up on life she refuses. She has some truly awful experiences across the course of ‘Cull’, some of which made me cry they were brutal. She, along with a bunch of disabled women whom society has deemed useless, are the only ones who can rise up and make a difference and the very opportunity they need is just around the corner at the Grassybanks grand opening…”



More reviews for the novel CULL by Tanvir Bush

Tanvir Bush smiling as she reads from large-print papers about her book

Tanvir Bush

“This is 2019 version of 1984 and we know Orwell’s words became our reality.  Tanvir’s CULL is also on the cusp of becoming true. Believe in Better is a new movement in CULL but not better as we know it. Quite the opposite. Tanvir paints a devastating picture of what will happen as the far right make life impossible for disabled people.

A must read to restoke the fire of protest as this satire is in real danger of being a reality.”

Jenny Sealey: Graeae

 “Bush is a master storyteller – a captivating and engaging read that introduces you to very believable characters –some not in human form – that tells of a potential future disability dystopia,  starkly. As a disabled person it sent shudders down my spine as the resonances are all too familiar, as it doesn’t just hold up a mirror to society in the UK today, but a colossal magnifying glass. My prayer is that it will make more people, especially those in power, sit up and take note.”

Ruth Gould: DaDa Fest

The Tin Heart Gold Mine Review

The cover shows a tin heart nailed to a tree with the book title "The Tin Heart Gold Mine" in gold across it

Cover design by Terry Compton Design

I too, have a new review of my novel, The Tin Heart Gold Mine on Goodreads from David Frye. David is a poet. We connected through stamps as he is a philatelist – of course, that’s another story.

This is what he says:-

“If you like novels that bring intriguing places to life, fill them with complex and nuanced characters, and tell stories that chart the hidden countries of emotions and relationships, then The Tin Heart Gold Mine should provide you with a memorable encounter with Lara and the people with whom she lives”.



Blood, a novel by Maggie Gee

Sadly, I can’t go to the launch of Maggie Gee’s new book. I will be buying it however! It sounds pretty fantastic!.


2 Comments on “Tanvir Bush, writer, her readers and reviewers”

  1. Tanvir

    Thank you so much for this! It is a great blog covering, somehow succinctly, a lot of ground and I really do appreciate it Mum!! T xxx

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