Still Life With A Vengeance: Interview with the author

What an intriguing title for a novel; and like the title, what a intriguing read Still Life With A Vengeance is. Full of tension and sobering, uncomfortable questions, Jan Turk Petrie’s new novel is the…

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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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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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Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life; heart warming, inclusive and powerful

In life, you meet many people. Some you admire, some you wish you’d never met. Few make you think: ‘When I woke up this morning, I didn’t imagine that I would meet someone like you.’…

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