Month: January 2021

Coming Home to Brightwater Bay by Holly Hepburn #bookreview @simonschusterUK @RandomTTours @TeamBATC @HollyH_Author

If you don’t already follow the real Orkney Library on Twitter by the way, I really recommend you do. It’s a very funny account and the ‘friendly’ rivalry with Shetland Library is hilarious. Coming Home

Read Christie 2021 – the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

The clever people behind the official website of Agatha Christie have devised their third Christie reading challenge. The prompts this year celebrate popular scenes, settings and tropes Christie’s novels. I’ve missed the first two challenges

Stylish Stays: Luxico Byron Bay

I’ve made no secret about my sometimes neurotic love for Byron Bay over the years. Ever since I first visited in April 2016 for the coastal town’s annual Bluesfest, I’ve made many-a bi-monthly pilgrimage to

The Duke & I (Bridgerton #1) Book Review

I love that Shonda Rhimes took on this series and pulled it right into the 21st century for Netflix. It’s Gossip Girl meets Jane Austen but Rhimes’ colourblind casting and her ability to use this

My Mother’s Secret by Julia Roberts #bookreview @JuliaRobertsTV @Bookouture #BooksOnTour

Yet as Danni investigates the past, tracking down the aunt she’s never met and searching for her lost brother’s resting place, her good intentions have unexpected consequences as more truths emerge. And there’s one shocking

Toppling the TBR Pile – Penguin Michael Joseph 2021 titles (January to June)

Out in paperback are Because of You by Dawn French, The Inner Darkness by Jørn Lier Horst, The Consequences of Love by Gavanndra Hodge, All Adults Here by Emma Straub, Unknown Male by Nicolás Obregón, 

The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean – review

He is her husband. She is his captive. Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name. Source – review copy I could tell you about who comes to visit, or the circumstance that

Louise Mumford – Q&A

Thea is an insomniac; she hasn’t slept more than three hours a night for years. I wish someone would ask me about my impressive ability to remember the names and faces of actors and actresses

The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow #bookreview @MantleBooks

The Other Bennet Sister, though, shows another side to Mary. An introvert in a family of extroverts; a constant disappointment to her mother who values beauty above all else; fearful of her father’s sharp tongue;

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Unravelling by Liz Treacher

Ella Aldridge is an English Language teacher at the local college but she was always destined to be a Classics scholar, Latin being her specialist subject. But life has a way sometimes of steering a