Category: Book Reviews

Some thoughts on seven years in Australia

But I’ve also never felt more rejected by a country that I have loved for so long. In the face of endless visa anguish that has been a heavy load to bear since the beginning

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

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D V Bishop – Q&A

His case becomes far more complicated when a man’s body is found deep inside the convent, stabbed more than two dozen times. Unthinkable as it seems, all the evidence suggests one of the nuns must

First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami – review

Publication date – 5 April 2022 First Person Singular is a collection of eight short stories, written, as the title suggests, in the first person singular. In them there are reflections on old girlfriends, jazz,

The Darker Arts by Oscar de Muriel – review

Publication date – 20 February 2020 McGray is impetuous, unthinking and fuelled by greasy food, alcohol and rage. He clings to his believes regarding spirits and the afterlife in the hope that it will bring

N R Daws – Q&A

4. Having been through the publishing process, is there anything about the process of creating a novel that surprised you? I can’t really work without a plan. I need to have a starting point to

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – All the Broken Places by John Boyne

All the Broken Places by John Boyne will be published by Doubleday on 15th September 2022 in hardcover, eBook and audiobook. My huge thanks to Lilly Cox for sending me a proof. All the Broken

Mini Reviews | Mothers and Daughters by Erica James | The Guilty Couple by C.L. Taylor #MothersAndDaughters #TheGuiltyCouple @HQstories @AvonBooksUK

Life has rather got in the way recently and reading and blogging has had to take a back seat. I’m playing catch up with a couple of short reviews of recent reads. Both hugely enjoyable.The

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Lighthouse Bookshop by Sharon Gosling

Having loved Sharon Gosling’s first book, The House Beneath the Cliffs, The Lighthouse Bookshop was high on my list of books I was looking forward to. I wasn’t disappointed and found myself enjoying another gorgeous

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Hermit by Louise Walters

Could you rekindle a relationship with the mother you left behind over thirty years ago? I thought the setting of the holiday cottages was inspired, the impermanence of it for Sylvia against the constancy of