This is a book I have tried to read previously but I just got so bogged down in the ‘wordiness’ of it, I gave up. However due to the miracle that is the internet, I […]
This has to be one of my all time favourite books, and I know Mum loved it too, although this is not her copy but one I spotted in a local charity shop recently and […]
A brilliant novel by the exceptionally skilful Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine, this plot keeps you guessing right through to the end of the book!
Oh my goodness. Off to the great Southern Land again, and this time, in tears by the end of the book. That doesn’t happen very often! Mum had a great interest in Australia, visiting me […]
Thank you, Mum! This is literally the best book I have read so far this year, I picked it up at random from the shelf, sat down to have a quick look at it with […]
What a wonderful follow up to The Kite Runner, but this time this story of Afghanistan is told through its women. Mum and I both loved this when it was first published in 2007, and […]
A marvellous read, and a very interesting concept – this novel was conceived by Margaret Forster after she was contacted regarding nearly a century’s worth of diaries kept by no-one famous or notable, just an […]
The first in a trilogy that was a favourite of Mum’s. A must read by the brilliant Pat Barker, this time set in the Great War. Enjoy, and happy reading!
I had hoped to have this ready to publish for Fathers Day here in the UK, in memory of and honour of my adoptive father, Fred. As I told you all in my last review, […]
What a remarkable experience this book this has been. I readily confess, I found it quite hard to read, but have been unable to stop thinking about it ever since. It is by no means […]