Starstruck; full of humour and charm

Imagine a pop sensation bigger than Madonna, bigger than Lady Gaga, bigger than Beyonce. This megastar is Epiphanie who is the biggest star in the world. Epiphanie also happens to be sitting in your kitchen…

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Be guid tae yer Mammy; bittersweet and authentic

Originally being from just outside Glasgow, I love reading Scottish fiction, especially fiction with an authentic Scottish voice. And Emma Rae’s debut novel Be guid tae yer Mammy definitely has a strong authentic Glaswegian voice.…

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After The Rising & Before The Fall; a powerful saga

My recent holiday read is two books in one, the centenary edition of After The Rising & Before The Fall, the first two books in a captivating Irish trilogy by Orna Ross. Full of intriguing…

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The Beloved Girls; beautifully haunting

I am struggling to describe The Beloved Girls in just a few words. It is an epic of a story – all consuming, bewitching, atmospheric, menacing. I could go on and on; but essentially The…

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The Fair Botanists; immersive, rich and evocative

Sensually atmospheric, Sara Sheridan’s new novel, The Fair Botanists is a story of female empowerment in the early 19th century. It is full of intrigue and sexuality. It is also a very funny novel, with…

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