The Complete Short Stories of A. A. Milne; a charming collection to dip in and dip out

Like everyone else, I knew of A. A. Milne as being the creator of one of the most well-known characters in literature – Winnie-the-Pooh. I also knew something of the author’s life from watching the…

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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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Fair Rosaline; a brilliant, subversive re-telling of Romeo and Juliet

As soon as I read the email inviting me to take part in the blog tour of Fair Rosaline, I knew that I definitely wanted to be involved. Why? Because just like Wide Sargasso Sea,…

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The Complete Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde

Full confession here – even though I did a module in children’s literature as part of my English degree, until very recently I never knew that Oscar Wilde wrote two collections of fairy stories. Further…

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The Republic of Love; a very human love story

A few months ago I read The Stone Diaries, a novel that Margaret Atwood aptly describes as Carol Shields’ ‘glory book’. I absolutely loved it. So when I was invited to review The Republic of…

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