A Bookshop of One’s Own; a powerful memoir

What initially struck me with A Bookshop of One’s Own is it’s beautiful cover. I first came across this memoir on BookTwitter. At the time I didn’t know anything about the book, nor anything of…

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The London Bookshop Affair; a stunning Cold War novel

Wow! What an all-consuming novel The London Bookshop Affair is. I can’t stop thinking about the world of espionage inspired by true historical figures and events that bestselling author Louise Fein has created. This is…

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Point Zero; a Japanese crime classic

Published in English for the first time 65 years after its initial publication, Japanese crime thriller Point Zero really fascinated me. Tense and compelling, it slowly but surely lured me in. Initially it took me…

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Deadly Animals; new, heart wrenching crime fiction

Deadly Animals is unique and shocking. It boldly stands out from all other crime novels. Set in inner city Birmingham in the early 80s, it really captures the grit of British working class life at…

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Frank & Red; life-affirming escapism

Wow! I love Frank & Red for so many reasons; it is funny, it is heart breaking, it is poignant and it is life-affirming. With the news all around us through TV, radio and social…

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