The Complete Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde

Full confession here – even though I did a module in children’s literature as part of my English degree, until very recently I never knew that Oscar Wilde wrote two collections of fairy stories. Further…

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Tasting Sunlight; a novel to awaken the senses

What an apt title for such an beautiful book. When I started reading Tasting Sunlight I was fed up and a bit feeling sorry for myself. Yet that soon changed and it’s because of this…

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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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Before My Actual Heart Breaks; truly stunning

I urge you all to read Before My Actual Heart Breaks, the debut novel by Tish Delaney. It is truly stunning – by far, my favourite read of 2021 (and so far I have read…

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Mary Jane; a nostalgic coming of age story

Full of nostalgia and pathos, Mary Jane is the ideal coming of age summer read. It also comes with a great deal of humour, especially as it explores the juxtaposition within 1970s American culture between…

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