Small Hours; meditative and emotional magical realism

Regular followers of my blog will know that I am a massive fan of Bobby Palmer’s debut novel Isaac and the Egg. In fact, over the last 18 months or so when I’ve been asked…

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Frank & Red; life-affirming escapism

Wow! I love Frank & Red for so many reasons; it is funny, it is heart breaking, it is poignant and it is life-affirming. With the news all around us through TV, radio and social…

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River Sing Me Home; brutally emotional must read

River Sing Me Home is a novel that makes me so proud to be a book blogger, giving me the privilege of sharing books that are captivating and beautiful, but also important. River Sing Me…

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Isaac and the Egg; a true modern masterpiece

Before I started reading Isaac and the Egg, I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew was that there was a lot of hype surrounding this book, which is released this week, Thursday 18…

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The Beloved Girls; beautifully haunting

I am struggling to describe The Beloved Girls in just a few words. It is an epic of a story – all consuming, bewitching, atmospheric, menacing. I could go on and on; but essentially The…

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