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The desperate desire to belong: England is Mine, by Nicolas Padamsee, reviewed

A teenage victim of bullying is gradually drawn into a world of online extremism in this entirely relatable story of the adolescent yearning for acceptance

6 April 2024

9:00 AM

6 April 2024

9:00 AM

England is Mine Nicolas Padamsee

Serpent’s Tail, pp.336, 16.99

As Nicolas Padamsee’s thrilling debut novel England is Mine hurtles towards its climax, its principal character, David, readies himself for an important mission. A teenage victim of bullying, he has been slowly drawn into a world of online extremism. After making a purchase through the dark web, he is determined to become a hero in the underground network in which he is now enmeshed.

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