A House of Ghosts: a ghostly whodunnit treat

As Halloween looms, A House of Ghosts is the ideal spooky treat for you all to enjoy! With murder, ghosts and just the right amount of sexual tension this is a gripping page turner. It…

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The Museum of Lost Love: beautiful and poignant

The Museum of Lost Love is a powerful stripped back narrative. It exposes the raw, emotional turmoil of love set against a backdrop of violence and war. This novel had a profound effect on me…

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The power of a family saga: When We Left Cuba

You may recall that last summer I reviewed Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year in Havana (a Reese Witherspoon book club pick). Set against the backdrop of Cuba’s turbulent political history, this was also one of my…

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Monopoli Blues; a true and moving narrative

Monopoli Blues is a book that will stay for me a long time. Non-fiction, it is the true story of how 19 year old Bob Clark was recruited to become an agent with Britain’s top-secret…

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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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