Once upon a River is brilliant. It is probably one of the most skilful novels I have ever read and it had me captivated from beginning to end. Brimming with intrigue, folklore and magical realism,…

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Remember the late 1990s when we were immersed in Cool Britannia fever? When rock stars were invited to glitzy receptions at Downing Street, we seemed to be obsessed with the wedding of Posh and Becks…

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The Reckoning is a book that completely consumed me; you know that feeling when everyday life just gets in the way and all you want to do is hide in a corner and read your…

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I spent my weekend reading Betsy & Lilibet; and for me it was such a lovely way to spend my Saturday and Sunday. This is a novel full of wit, nostalgia and pathos. It made…

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Very rarely do I give a book my top rating of five stars, but crikey The Key by Kathryn Hughes definitely deserves five stars. It is a compelling story with flawed and very real characters,…

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