Month: August 2021

Dreaming of Rose. A Biographer’s Journal by Sarah LeFanu – review

In 2003 the former Women’s Press editor and literary critic Sarah LeFanu published her acclaimed biography of Rose Macaulay with Virago Press. I loved the diary format. Short insights into the days and weeks of

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor #bookreview @matson_taylor_ @ScribnerUK @SimonSchusterUK

It is the summer of 1962 and sixteen-year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she be?Up until now, Evie’s life has been nothing special: a patchwork

A Numbers Game by R J Dark – extract

One dead man and a missing lottery ticket. Two family members who need that money to get away from the rundown Blades Edge estate. Three local gangsters who want that money for themselves. Meet Malachite

The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans -#bookreview – @HarrietEvans @RandomTTours @Headlinepg

I really enjoyed the way the story takes place during different time periods and the way the author cleverly slips information into the book which totally takes you by surprise. It becomes apparent that events

Book Review: The Dating Game by Sandy Barker. #LoveIsland

Anyway, The Dating Game was light hearted, amusing, showed us a wide array of characters and was just an all round good read. One of my favourite parts of the book was the relationships between

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser #bookreview @muninnherself @SimonSchusterUK @TeamBATC

I particularly liked that Thea was an character in her 40s, someone who had life experience behind her and had a spark about her. She wasn’t some ditzy young thing bowled over by love but

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one: good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace? A Slow Fire Burning is a

Poems by Post – August poem – Humane by Rohan Samuel – artwork by Morgan McHale-Dill -@poemsbypost

My blogpost about the July poem: click here to read Poems by Post website: click here Rather belatedly, I’m popping up a quick post to share this month’s poem from Poems by Post which arrived

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Twenty Seven Club by Lucy Nichol

Today I’m sharing my thoughts about The Twenty Seven Club by Lucy Nichol, a story of music and friendship in the 90s. My thanks to the author for the review copy of the book. The

Still Life Book Review

Moving from the Tuscan Hills, to the smog of the East End and the piazzas of Florence, Still Life is a sweeping, mischievous, richly-peopled novel about beauty, love, family and fate. A must-read for anyone