Small Hours; meditative and emotional magical realism

Regular followers of my blog will know that I am a massive fan of Bobby Palmer’s debut novel Isaac and the Egg. In fact, over the last 18 months or so when I’ve been asked…

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The Witch and the Tsar; interweaving fantasy with history

I’m fascinated by the historical depictions of women in history, especially women that were deemed witches. So when I was invited to take part in the blog tour of a retelling of the legendary Baba…

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January; believe in the power of stories

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautiful epic adventure brimming with magical realism; but is so much more than this. Full of layers, it is a stark portrayal of the abuses of power…

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Book group pick: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Have you read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle yet? You know the one everyone’s going on about, the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2018? Well we’ve just read it for book group…

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Blog Tour Review: The Beautiful Side of the Moon

What would happen if God went on holiday? That is the question that The Beautiful Side of the Moon raises, and the question that really attracted me to read this novel. This is definitely an…

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