Month: October 2021

The Girl in the Maze by Cathy Hayward – extract

He was watching her, the tips of his fingers pressed together, his elbows resting on the cluttered desk. ‘You do look like your mother. I suspect everyone says that.’ About the Author He eased a

Book review: Spooky Halloween Reads.

The mysterious things start to happen pretty much straight away in this book. Grey doesn’t turn up for their meeting so Iris and Vivi start to look for her. This leads them on a journey

The Gifts by Liz Hyder – @LondonBessie @ZaffreBooks #TheGifts

In an age defined by men, it will take something extraordinary to show four women who they truly are . . . THE GIFTS is the astonishing debut adult novel from the lauded author of BEARMOUTH. A

The Twelve Even Stranger Days of Christmas by Syd Moore | Book Review | #TwelveEvenStrangerDaysofChristmas

Despite the title The Twelve Even Stranger Days of Christmas is not wholly set over the festive season. Twelve (plus a Thirteenth) short stories of varying length will entertain and surprise – all featuring the

A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford #bookreview @elisabeth04liz @CorvusBooks

I also enjoyed the parts of the story set in the Arctic. It was fascinating to read about the whaling trade and the experiences of both the Scottish whalers and the Inuit people. Although I

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – Celebrations at the Chateau by Jo Thomas

I’ve just closed Celebrations at the Chateau with a smile on my face and a satisfied ‘ah’. Jo Thomas always creates the most wonderful blend of travel fiction and foodie delights. A romantic and uplifting read about turning

Desert Island Books: Andrew Pippos

Buy Praise from, Book Depository or Waterstones. A writer I’ve loved since I was a kid, the big story for me is always The Aleph, which is about a man who discovers this tiny

Alex Knight – Q&A

6. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life which book would it be? About the Book How about… Could you get away with a murder in real life? The

Yolk Book Review

8.6Heart-wrenching, Subtle, Beautiful There is no denying the writing in this book is stunning. Primarily character-driven (my fave) this narrative and these two protagonists are filled with pain and angst and for me at least,

Sally on the Rocks by Winifred Boggs – review

Publication date – 16 September 2021 Winnifred Boggs was cleverly commentating on women’s role in society in 1915. At a time when war was waging, they were still prevented from work, unless in a service