Together: The ideal book group pick

In all our years of book group, I swear I don’t think a book has caused so much wrangle and debate between us as Together. Even after a few weeks of us meeting to discuss…

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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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Summer of Secrets: sublime and emotionally charged

Summer of Secrets has been published today so I urge you to go out and buy your copy now. It really is a brilliant and compelling read that had me hooked all the way through.…

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Next Year in Havana; historic fiction at its best

So I spent most of the day yesterday reading Next Year in Havana. I know, I know, I know… I did mean to do more with my day but then I just kept thinking one…

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Ruth Jones and Never Greener at The Hay Festival

Did you know that Ruth Jones (from Gavin & Stacey fame) has now written her debut novel? And did you know it’s brilliant? Yes, if you want something new to read with a fresh voice,…

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