When We Fall; haunting historical fiction

With a true war crime at the crux of this powerful Second World War story, When We Fall is an emotionally charged novel that has left a deep impression on me. This is a thought…

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One Year Of Ugly; a cracking comic read!

Want something exciting and funny to read during lockdown? Well One Year of Ugly is just that. In my view this book is the ultimate page turner, full of humour, intriguing characters and a sizzling…

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My Pear-Shaped Life; a life-affirming read

Written with compassion and authenticity, My Pear-Shaped Life tackles deep societal issues including addiction, body image and fat shaming. Yet these issues are tackled in a warm, engaging and uplifting tone. This novel challenges shame…

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Separation Anxiety; quirky, comic and real

Separation Anxiety is definitely not my usual read. Yes, it took me a little bit to get into as initially I felt I just couldn’t relate to the story or the characters. But you know…

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You Will Be Safe Here: symbolic, raw and unforgettable

So I’ve been a bit of a fan of the writer Damian Barr for a while – from his social media and also from The Big Scottish Book Club, a TV programme in which he…

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