Month: January 2022

#AuthorInTheSpotlight – Philip Brady | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Chef | @PhilipJBrady23 @lifebookish

Do you have a work in progress just now? More about the Author Yes, it’s something quite different, straight thriller, no comedy.  The provisional title is And then I’ll know.  It follows a police woman

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – Find Her First by Emma Christie #BlogTour

Like Loading… Emma Christie is a former news reporter. Her debut novel, The Silent Daughter was a great success and continues to sell well. Paramedic Andy Campbell has a secret he can’t tell anyone, not least the police.

My Heart Went Walking by Sally Hanan #bookreview @inksnatcher @hannahhargrave8

About the book About the Author Una, our main character, is such a strong woman. She is in a very difficult situation, a situation very much frowned upon in 1908s Ireland, and she makes brave

Mahsuda Snaith – Q&A

The first memory I have of you is all knickers and legs. You had flipped yourself into a handstand and couldn’t get back down. We became best friends, racing slugs, pretending to be spies –

#GuestPost from Gina Hollands: How I Create Characters – The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather – @ginaholls @RubyFiction

Inspiration for characters comes from everywhere. Never confide in a writer, unless you want to see aspects of yourself in a book one day –– hopefully with a different name! Something I saw on telly

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs

I feel like I should have heard of Eliza Acton but for me her contribution to cookery writing was lost in the mists of time…until now. I’m so pleased to have read this book and

The Phone Box at the Edge of the World Book Review

6Whimsical, Confusing, Beautiful I think the book triumphs mainly in the small moments, like when Yui remembers the way her daughter used to dress, or the way she used to sing on the train –

Andreina Cordani – Q&A

Andreina kindly answered a few of my questions. Then, a masked figure walks into Xav’s apartment and murders him on camera. Dead Lucky is about a group of young influencers – Xav, Maxine, Leni and

Ten Poems About History – Instead of a Card – Candlestick Press @poetrycandle – #giveaway

If you haven’t come across Instead of a Card before, let me tell you about it. It’s a great idea where you can buy a beautifully produced pamphlet on a huge range of subjects to

The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah | Book Review | #TheCoupleAtTheTable #CrimeFiction

You’re on your honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort. The Couple at the Table is certainly a story that will intrigue and confuse. In my attempt to figure out the guilty party, I was reminded