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Blog Tour Review: Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld

Blog Tour Review: Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book ‘Awfully opinionated for a girl’ is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that’s the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld

Book Review: The Group – Lara Feigel

Book Review: The Group – Lara Feigel

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Lara Feigel's first novel, The Group, is a fiercely intelligent, revealing novel about a group of female friends turning forty. Who has children and who doesn't? Whose marriages are working, whose aren't, and who has embarked on completely different models of sexuality and … Continue reading Book Review: The Group – Lara Feigel

Book Review: The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

Book Review: The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

About The Book The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one … Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

June 2020 Books

June 2020 Books

Hi! Well, June has been another odd month where nothing seems very normal. Lockdown has eased and bookshops are open but I'm trying to be really careful still and only going to shops for essentials like food and medicine so a visit to Waterstones will have to wait unfortunately. A bit of good weather and … Continue reading June 2020 Books

Blog Tour Review: Monstrous Souls – Rebecca Kelly

Blog Tour Review: Monstrous Souls – Rebecca Kelly

I received a copy of this book from the publisher About The Book What if you knew the truth but couldn’t remember? Over a decade ago, Heidi was the victim of a brutal attack that left her hospitalised, her younger sister missing, and her best friend dead. But Heidi doesn’t remember any of that. She’s … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Monstrous Souls – Rebecca Kelly

Blog Tour Review: The Truants – Kate Weinberg

Blog Tour Review: The Truants – Kate Weinberg

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Jess Walker, middle child of a middle-class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour. Drawn into a tightly-knit group … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Truants – Kate Weinberg

Blog Tour Review: A Theatre For Dreamers – Polly Samson

Blog Tour Review: A Theatre For Dreamers – Polly Samson

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. About The Book 1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: A Theatre For Dreamers – Polly Samson

Blog Tour Review: Island of Secrets – Rachel Rhys

Blog Tour Review: Island of Secrets – Rachel Rhys

I received a copy of the book from the publishers in return for an honest review. About The Book 1957: Iris Bailey is bored to death of working in the typing pool and livingwith her parents in Hemel Hampstead. A gifted portraitist with a talent forsketching guests at parties, she dreams of becoming an artist. … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Island of Secrets – Rachel Rhys

Book Review: Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

Book Review: Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book This summer burns with secrets... It is too hot to sleep. To work. To be questioned time and again by the police. At the beginning of a stifling, sultry summer, everything shifts irrevocably when Lily doesn't come home one afternoon. Rachel is … Continue reading Book Review: Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

May 2020 Books

May 2020 Books

Hello! I hope everybody is OK and looking after themselves. It's been a funny old month, I was supposed to be at one of my favourite bookish events, Newcastle Noir (I wrote about it here), but sadly it was cancelled. I was also un-furloughed from work and have spent the past few weeks ensconsed in … Continue reading May 2020 Books