Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life; heart warming, inclusive and powerful

In life, you meet many people. Some you admire, some you wish you’d never met. Few make you think: ‘When I woke up this morning, I didn’t imagine that I would meet someone like you.’…

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My Best Friend’s Murder; a dark, compelling exploration of friendship

This is a book in which the toxic tension literally bounces off the page and hits you straight in the face time and time again. I was frequently physically wincing as I read this book.…

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The Stranding; hope, love and the end of the world

I’ve got to be honest with you, when I was approached by Hodder Publicity to read and review of The Stranding, the debut novel from Kate Sawyer, I wasn’t entirely convinced this was my type…

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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 Couple; refreshing and revolutionary

Let’s face it, our society does not like ‘singletons‘, a word first introduced to us in the brilliantly funny novel Bridget Jones’ Diary. This novel, with its ‘smug married couples‘ was revolutionary when it was…

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