Code Name Hélène; sensational page turner based on truth

Wow! If you love historic fiction, you need to read Code Name Hélène. If you celebrate feminism, you need to read Code Name Hélène. Basically you need to read Code Name Hélène! It is the…

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Mine; a psychological thriller full of emotion

Like me, are you looking for some good ‘lockdown reads’ to help pass the time? Well look no further – Mine by Clare Empson is the ideal lockdown read. And it was published only last…

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Hamnet; one of the best books I have ever read

Hamnet is Maggie O’Farrell’s heart wrenching interpretation of love, loss and family tragedy. It is about a real life boy who history has forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the greatest literary…

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The Lost Lights of St Kilda; simply stunning

Ahhhh, The Lost Lights of St Kilda truly captivated me. It is written in such a beautiful, subtle manner that evoked a deep impression on me. With its evocative sense of setting, emotional portrayal of…

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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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