The Ha-Ha; a brilliant and important social comedy

Is there no end to Tom Shakespeare’s talents? Tom is a world renowned sociologist, ethicist and disability activist – the latter being the main reason why I know of him. And now with the release…

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The Complete Short Stories of A. A. Milne; a charming collection to dip in and dip out

Like everyone else, I knew of A. A. Milne as being the creator of one of the most well-known characters in literature – Winnie-the-Pooh. I also knew something of the author’s life from watching the…

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The Keeper of Hidden Books; brilliant wartime fiction

Inspired by true events in Warsaw during World War 2, The Keeper of Hidden Books is a truly powerful novel full of poignancy and love. It is heart wrenching and raw as it depicts the…

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The Continental Affair; alluring and steeped in suspense

Always a sucker for a bit of old-fashioned glamour, it was the stylish cover of The Continental Affair that initially attracted me to this novel. Although it definitely cannot be described as an Agatha Christie…

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Fair Rosaline; a brilliant, subversive re-telling of Romeo and Juliet

As soon as I read the email inviting me to take part in the blog tour of Fair Rosaline, I knew that I definitely wanted to be involved. Why? Because just like Wide Sargasso Sea,…

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