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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Henry VIII: The Heart & the Crown – all consuming and fascinating

Today a true historical masterpiece is published. Henry VIII: The Heart & the Crown is the latest novel from bestselling author Alison Weir. Ever since I was first captivated by an Alison Weir book many…

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Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose – a truly stunning novel

Although I am a big fan of Alison Weir’s best selling historic fiction (I have a slight obsession with Tudor history 🙂 ), I hadn’t read any of her books for a number of years.…

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Blackout; a true sinister thriller

This crime thriller, set in Nazi Germany, is by far one of the best I have ever read. It’s been almost a week since I finished Blackout by Simon Scarrow and I can’t stop thinking…

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