My review of The Woodcutter’s Wife by David Johnson

I was really attracted to read The Woodcutter’s Wife as I’m a big fan of historic fiction and the fact that this novel is set during the America Civil War really appealed to me. Also…

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Harkhuf: The new hero in children’s fiction

As I’m trying to write a children’s book myself, I often read children’s literature to get inspired; and it was because of this that I read Harkhuf The First Explorer. And crikey, have I been…

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Book group pick: The Night Book by Richard Madeley

I know it’s a book blogging rookie mistake but I genuinely didn’t know that Richard Madeley had entered into the world of novel writing. Yeah, I knew all about Richard and Judy’s Book Club; I…

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Homegoing; a novel of harrowing beauty

I love historical fiction and it is because of that I was attracted to Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing. However Homegoing is much more than historical fiction; it is a novel that portrays the large…

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So far my book of 2016: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

I absolutely love the Waterstones store on Deansgate in Manchester city centre; I’m always popping in for a good old mooch and end up treating myself to a book or two. One of my guilty…

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