The Ten Thousand Doors of January; believe in the power of stories

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautiful epic adventure brimming with magical realism; but is so much more than this. Full of layers, it is a stark portrayal of the abuses of power…

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Stone Cold Heart; gripping, tense and full of heart

Crikey, why have I only just discovered the Cat Kinsella crime thriller series now? Stone Cold Heart is the second book in the series and its a cracker – full of depth, intrigue and twists.…

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Something to Live For; thought-provoking and tender

Something to Live For, the debut novel from Richard Roper definitely has that ‘special something‘ – quirky, moving and poignant. It is also very uplifting. With echoes of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, this is…

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Powerful and poignant: Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop

Seeping in rich historic detail, Victoria Hislop’s new novel Those Who Are Loved is a vivid and passionate portrayal of Greece’s painful and turbulent history. Told through the point of view of Themis, a young…

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The Gift of Friends; a true delight

Yesterday I finished The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan. I’ve got to be honest with you, this is not my normal type of read but when the chance came up for me to receive…

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