Just For Today; poignant and intoxicating

It was the cover of Just For Today that initially attracted me to the debut novel by Nell Hudson – I just find it so compelling and eye catching, a story in itself. And now…

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Resistance Book 1 Liberty; raw and powerful

I absolutely love the cover of Resistance Book 1 Liberty, the first book in Eilidh McGinness’s World War II trilogy; I think it is so gritty, eye catching and unique. I was attracted to it…

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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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The Museum of Lost Love: beautiful and poignant

The Museum of Lost Love is a powerful stripped back narrative. It exposes the raw, emotional turmoil of love set against a backdrop of violence and war. This novel had a profound effect on me…

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The Slaughter Man; a modern day fairy tale

[Fairy tales are] such dark, peculiar, amoral stories – stories that warn us to stay out of the woods but that also teach us how to survive. Cassandra Parkin When I interviewed Cassandra Parkin at…

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