Separation Anxiety; quirky, comic and real

Separation Anxiety is definitely not my usual read. Yes, it took me a little bit to get into as initially I felt I just couldn’t relate to the story or the characters. But you know…

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You Will Be Safe Here: symbolic, raw and unforgettable

So I’ve been a bit of a fan of the writer Damian Barr for a while – from his social media and also from The Big Scottish Book Club, a TV programme in which he…

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The Silent Treatment; subtly stunning

I absolutely adored The Silent Treatment, the stunning debut novel from Abbie Greaves. Written with such beauty and poignancy, this book can be classed as an emotional family drama. However at its core, The Silent…

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Buried; a crime thriller to get lost in

So I began reading Lynda La Plante’s new crime thriller Buried just before lockdown set in – a time when my own anxiety at what’s happening at the moment was at its peak. Yes, initially…

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The Authenticity Project; the perfect feel good novel

With everything happening at the moment, I like many people have been really struggling to read. Although I’ve been desperate to escape real life more than ever, I’ve really grappled with my anxiety and concentration.…

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