May 2, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their single mother, who works two jobs and is made almost entirely out of worries, they have food and a roof over their heads, but not much else.
April 30, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
April 25, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained?
April 22, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

The Coffin Path is an eerie and compelling seventeenth-century ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of Michelle Paver and Sarah Waters, this gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the bone.
April 18, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Man – Jane Harper

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper.
April 16, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: A Letter from Paris: A True Story of Hidden Art, Lost Romance and Family Reclaimed by Louisa Deasey

When Louisa Deasey receives a message from a French woman called Coralie, who has found a cache of letters in an attic, written about Louisa's father, neither woman can imagine the events it will set in motion.
April 11, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Tombland by C J Sansom

Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres – and I love time travel stories too. Have you read anything by Susannah Kearsley yet? Check out […]
April 9, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Van Gogh’s Ear: The True Story – Bernadette Murphy

The Blurb (from Goodreads): In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? In Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals the truth.
April 2, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn

The Blurb (From Goodreads): In the midst of the French Revolution, in 1791, unwed mother Marie-Louise Girardin takes one last look at her baby son before thrusting him into the arms of her friend, the revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. [...]