Be guid tae yer Mammy; bittersweet and authentic

Originally being from just outside Glasgow, I love reading Scottish fiction, especially fiction with an authentic Scottish voice. And Emma Rae’s debut novel Be guid tae yer Mammy definitely has a strong authentic Glaswegian voice.…

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When The Music Stops; lyrical, emotional and captivating

For me I found When The Music Stops a beautiful, poignant surprise. When I was approached to read and review this new novel from award winning novelist Joe Heap, from its description I guessed I…

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Welcome to the Heady Heights; authentic, comic and dark

I finished this book a few days ago and I’ve not stopped thinking about it since. Yes, Welcome to the Heady Heights is seedy, unsettling and shocking, but it is also funny and authentic. At…

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Eleanor Oliphant and Buddha Da: odes to Glasgow

So I finally got round to reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. This is the book that everyone has been raving about this year, so I don’t know why it took me so long. I…

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