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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The Silken Rose; historic feminism and political intrigue

What a historic delight Carol McGrath’s new novel The Silken Rose is. Not only did it captivate me with the political intrigue of the medieval thirteenth century, but it also introduced me to the real…

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Code Name Hélène; sensational page turner based on truth

Wow! If you love historic fiction, you need to read Code Name Hélène. If you celebrate feminism, you need to read Code Name Hélène. Basically you need to read Code Name Hélène! It is the…

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Mine; a psychological thriller full of emotion

Like me, are you looking for some good ‘lockdown reads’ to help pass the time? Well look no further – Mine by Clare Empson is the ideal lockdown read. And it was published only last…

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Hamnet; one of the best books I have ever read

Hamnet is Maggie O’Farrell’s heart wrenching interpretation of love, loss and family tragedy. It is about a real life boy who history has forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the greatest literary…

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