2018 wrap up; my top books of the year

Arrgh! I’ve finally narrowed down my favourite books of the year to the magical number of 10. It’s been hard but hey, I’ve just about managed to do it. What can I say, it’s been…

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Once Upon A River: a novel to truly savour

Once upon a River is brilliant. It is probably one of the most skillful novels I have ever read and it had me captivated from beginning to end. Brimming with intrigue, folklore and magical realism,…

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Launch of our Small Book Club: The Sun and Her Flowers

So a bunch of us at work have started this new lunchtime thing – the Small Book Club. As much as I’d love to take credit for the Small Book Club,  I can’t. This is down to my…

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Supernova Hangover: captivating insight into celebrity culture

Remember the late 1990s when we were immersed in Cool Britannia fever? When rock stars were invited to glitzy receptions at Downing Street, we seemed to be obsessed with the wedding of Posh and Becks…

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Good Samaritans: dark, disturbing and sexually charged

My God, Good Samaritans is so dark, so dirty and utterly immersive.  It is twisted; I mean really twisted. I have never read a book like this before. I think I still feel filthy from…

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