Jack & Bet; tender portrayal of marriage and friendship

Published on World Book Day 2020 (5th March), Jack & Bet is a warm, understated, character driven story. It is a moving narrative of finding a sense of identity through home and friendship; and adapting…

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The Snakes; simmering, twisting slow burner

As soon as I finished The Snakes I realised that this novel has its perfect title… I absolutely love Sadie Jones’s novels The Outcast and Small Wars (if you’ve never read them, I recommend you…

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Recipe For A Perfect Wife; a simmering read

Wow! Recipe For A Perfect Wife is a thrilling page turner; a brooding story built upon layer upon layer of intrigue. It is nostalgic, it is sinister, it is thought provoking. I loved it! This…

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How To Be Perfect; fun and easy

As the world increasingly becomes addicted to social media, a lot of contemporary fiction is reflecting this. How To Be Perfect, the new novel from Holly Wainwright is a lighthearted take on this. It is…

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Overdrawn; a stark portrayal of the future

Overdrawn by N.J. Crosskey is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. In a way it reminds me of The Handmaid Tale – not the actual story but the unsettling sense of…

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