Category: Literature & Fiction

Book Review: The Girl At The Door – Veronica Raimo

Book Review: The Girl At The Door – Veronica Raimo

About The Book A tense, provocative and nuanced novel about a rape accusation in an idyllic commune. I was in my sixth month when the girl came knocking. The girl came empty handed. On the threshold, her hair down, her jeans tight. 'Are you the professor’s wife?' the girl asked me. 'I have to speak … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl At The Door – Veronica Raimo

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Blog Tour Review: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone – Felicity McLean

Blog Tour Review: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone – Felicity McLean

About The Book 'We lost all three girls that summer. Let them slip away like the words of some half-remembered song and when one came back, she wasn't the one we were trying to recall to begin with.' So begins Tikka Molloy's recounting of the summer of 1992 - the summer the Van Apfel sisters, … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone – Felicity McLean

Blog Tour Review: A Modern Family – Helga Flatland

Blog Tour Review: A Modern Family – Helga Flatland

About The Book When Liv, Ellen and Håkon, along with their partners and children, arrive in Rome to celebrate their father’s seventieth birthday, a quiet earthquake occurs: their parents have decided to divorce. Shocked and disbelieving, the siblings try to come to terms with their parents’ decision as it echoes through the homes they have … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: A Modern Family – Helga Flatland

Book Review: Saltwater – Jessica Andrews

Book Review: Saltwater – Jessica Andrews

About The Book Lucy is lost. Growing up in the north east she wanted more. When others were thinking about the Nissan factory or call centres she was thinking about Pete Doherty, poetry and the possibilities London seemed to offer. University was the way out, her ticket to the promised land – where she’d become … Continue reading Book Review: Saltwater – Jessica Andrews

Book Review: Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

Book Review: Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

About The Book In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father's vacation, they join an anthropology course … Continue reading Book Review: Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

Blog Tour Review: Crushed – Kate Hamer

Blog Tour Review: Crushed – Kate Hamer

About The Book Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to cover her face so she won’t be recognised. It wouldn’t do to be spotted looking like this. She’s missing a shoe. She feels sick. Phoebe … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Crushed – Kate Hamer

Book Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Book Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

About The Book If Stella Fortuna means 'lucky star,' then life must have a funny sense of humour. Everybody in the Fortuna family knows the story of how the beautiful, fiercely independent Stella, who refused to learn to cook and who swore she would never marry, has escaped death time and time again. From her … Continue reading Book Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames