Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: After You by JOJO MOYES

Published: 30/06/2016 Format: Paperback 409 pages Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Published: 10/03/2015 720 pages Format: Paperback When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm,... Continue Reading →

Book review: Letters to the Pianist by S.D. Mayes

Published: 19/09/2017 412 pages Format: Kindle Rating:  A FAMILY TORN APART ... A PAST THEY CAN'T ESCAPE  In war torn London, 1941, fourteen-year-old Ruth Goldberg and her two younger siblings, Gabi and Hannah, survive the terrifying bombing of their family home. They believe their parents are dead, their bodies buried underneath the burnt remains –... Continue Reading →

Mini-Me

Oh, look who has arrived today!!! All the way from China, made it through customs and is now here watching over me. 🐥 Hello Chicks, I can tell we will get on 🙂 Look at that cute little face, it's adorable! Who cares it's just a little yellow squishy blob with three dots painted on... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Starlings by ERINNA METTLER

Published: 14/07/2011 280 pages Format: Kindle Rating:  Starlings is a daisy-chain novel set in Brighton. Each chapter tells the story of one of its varied inhabitants. Disparate lives collide in surprising ways, showing that destinies are often shaped by those we live beside. In a coastal tower block we meet Andy, a conflicted paedophile battling... Continue Reading →

Room 119: The Whitby Trader by T.F. LINCE

Published: 14/12/2017 280 pages Format: Kindle Rating: High-flying trader Dean Harrison has it all – the London penthouse apartment; the fast car; the beautiful wife. But when the threads of Dean’s life start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed. Following the advice of a frail stranger, Dean sets off for Welnetham Hall Hotel... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Retreat by MARK EDWARDS

Published: 10/05/2018 335 pages Format: Kindle Rating:  A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets. Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found—and Julia... Continue Reading →

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