A Man of Understanding; a novel to stir the senses

When I was approached to read and review A Man of Understanding, the new novel by Diana Janney I thought it seemed unique and touching. That was definitely an underestimation. I was correct about it…

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The Language of Food; rich historic fiction

If you class yourself to be a foodie, you are sure to really enjoy this book. If you are a lover of historic fiction, then I recommend you read this novel. If you are a…

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A Theatre For Dreamers: evocative literary fiction

A Theatre For Dreamers is an alluring narrative that quietly penetrates into the psyche. An element of this is because it vividly transports you to the Greek island of Hydra; but also because it portrays…

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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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The Jewel; the story of Rabbie Burns muse

So I’ve spent this last week reading novels about two of our greatest ever bards, William Shakespeare and Robert Burns – or more precisely, the women in their lives. The first of these books is…

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