The Republic of Love; a very human love story

A few months ago I read The Stone Diaries, a novel that Margaret Atwood aptly describes as Carol Shields’ ‘glory book’. I absolutely loved it. So when I was invited to review The Republic of…

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The Girl from Berlin; a powerful war-time thriller

Set in Germany during the 1930s and 40s, The Girl from Berlin is distinctly historical fiction. It is a wartime drama yet I would also class this gripping story as a thriller – and its…

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The Stone Diaries; a modern literary classic

Wow – what a character driven novel and full of layers! The Stone Diaries completely captured my heart from beginning to end. It is a beauty of a story, full of wit and emotional intelligence.…

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To Dare; simmering suspense

To Dare is a clever psychological tapestry that I couldn’t quite piece together right until the very end. Hence this brooding domestic fiction intrigued me more and more as the story developed and the unease…

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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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