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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The Garden of Lost and Found; a book to love and get lost in

I was totally swept away reading The Garden of Lost and Found. It’s almost a week now since I finished it, and I’m still badly suffering with a book hangover. I swear, I can’t stop…

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The Gown; stylish historic fiction

So if you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know I’m a big fan of historic fiction. I just love it, it makes me feel all tingly with excitement (sad I know , but…

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Billy Binns; full of depth, humour and pathos

A good character driven book always grabs me; for me that’s what often moves the story along. And The Six Loves of Billy Binns is definitely a damn good character driven read. This novel is…

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