Betsy & Lilibet: a regal delight

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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The Key; the heartbreaking page turner of the autumn

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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Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale: beautifully symbolic

Renowned author Patrick Gale has his new novel Take Nothing With You coming out very soon (21 August 2018) and wey hey, I was one of the lucky ones to receive an advance copy. This…

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Eleanor Oliphant and Buddha Da: odes to Glasgow

So I finally got round to reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. This is the book that everyone has been raving about this year, so I don’t know why it took me so long. I…

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Book group round up

Crikey, I’ve not posted any reviews of my book group reads in ages. If you’re a regular follower of Novel Delights you’ll know that a bunch of good friends and I have a monthly book…

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