Lessons; an immersive and thought provoking masterpiece

Today Lessons, the new sweeping epic by Ian McEwan is published. It is a captivating interpretation of the microcosm within the macrocosm, a thought provoking theme that has been explored in literature for centuries. McEwan’s…

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The Orphan’s Mother: stunning wartime fiction

The Orphan’s Mother is an all consuming, powerful and deeply moving wartime narrative. This is the second novel I have had the privilege of reading and reviewing from Marion Kummerow as last year I read…

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The Tin Nose Shop; brutally beautiful

I was really attracted to read The Tin Nose Shop by American author Don J. Snyder for various reasons; first it is inspired by an extraordinary real life story from the First World War; I…

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Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose – a truly stunning novel

Although I am a big fan of Alison Weir’s best selling historic fiction (I have a slight obsession with Tudor history 🙂 ), I hadn’t read any of her books for a number of years.…

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The Bones of Barry Knight; raw and unflinching

Wow! I really believe The Bones of Barry Knight may be one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Although a fairly short novel (just over 250 pages), every word is thought-provoking and…

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