Sirens: the noir of Manchester

I wanted to read Sirens for two reasons; everyone was raving about it and it’s set in Manchester where I live. Although we’ve only just really started 2017, Sirens is definitely one of the best…

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Homegoing; a novel of harrowing beauty

I love historical fiction and it is because of that I was attracted to Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing. However Homegoing is much more than historical fiction; it is a novel that portrays the large…

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Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

I was surprised when my friend Holly and self-confessed ‘chick-lit hater’ picked Giovanna Fletcher’s debut novel for book group. I was also a little bit disappointed as I thought this book would be predictable and…

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So far my book of 2016: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

I absolutely love the Waterstones store on Deansgate in Manchester city centre; I’m always popping in for a good old mooch and end up treating myself to a book or two. One of my guilty…

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