The Parisians – I couldn’t put it down

I loved, loved, loved The Parisians by Marius Gabriel. For me, this is historic fiction at it’s best. Set in Nazi occupied Paris during World War II with many of the characters real historic figures…

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Launch of our Small Book Club: The Sun and Her Flowers

So a bunch of us at work have started this new lunchtime thing – the Small Book Club. As much as I’d love to take credit for the Small Book Club,  I can’t. This is down to my…

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Supernova Hangover: captivating insight into celebrity culture

Remember the late 1990s when we were immersed in Cool Britannia fever? When rock stars were invited to glitzy receptions at Downing Street, we seemed to be obsessed with the wedding of Posh and Becks…

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The Reckoning; literary fiction at its best

The Reckoning is a book that completely consumed me; you know that feeling when everyday life just gets in the way and all you want to do is hide in a corner and read your…

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Betsy & Lilibet: a regal delight

I spent my weekend reading Betsy & Lilibet; and for me it was such a lovely way to spend my Saturday and Sunday. This is a novel full of wit, nostalgia and pathos. It made…

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