The power of a family saga: When We Left Cuba

You may recall that last summer I reviewed Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year in Havana (a Reese Witherspoon book club pick). Set against the backdrop of Cuba’s turbulent political history, this was also one of my…

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Monopoli Blues; a true and moving narrative

Monopoli Blues is a book that will stay for me a long time. Non-fiction, it is the true story of how 19 year old Bob Clark was recruited to become an agent with Britain’s top-secret…

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Powerful and poignant: Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop

Seeping in rich historic detail, Victoria Hislop’s new novel Those Who Are Loved is a vivid and passionate portrayal of Greece’s painful and turbulent history. Told through the point of view of Themis, a young…

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Top Summer Reads You Shouldn’t Miss!

Wey hey! The summer holidays are almost upon us. Personally I love nothing more than lying on a lounger soaking up the sun getting lost in a good book. 🙂 I know many of you…

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The Garden of Lost and Found; a book to love and get lost in

I was totally swept away reading The Garden of Lost and Found. It’s almost a week now since I finished it, and I’m still badly suffering with a book hangover. I swear, I can’t stop…

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