The Stay at Home! Literary Festival

The Stay at Home Literary Festival books on the 7:47

I’ve just stumbled across something amazing on Twitter that I have to share with you: The Stay at Home! Literary Festival. Obviously, due to the Coronavirus, live events and festivals across the world are being cancelled or postponed right now. While that’s disappointing (but necessary), it’s also an exciting time for new endeavours, as the […]

Read More

Reading during a Pandemic

pandemic reading books on the 7:47 book review

What weird, scary times we’re living in right now. I’m currently social-distancing with my family, so you would assume that a bookworm being at home all the time would equal lots more reading time. But, I’ve only just managed to finish my first book in weeks, and that was due to making a conscious effort. […]

Read More

WWW Wednesday – What I’m Reading: 18th March 2020

books on the 7:47 book review blog WWW Wednesday meme

Hello from my March WWW Wednesday post. This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. If you’re curious about what other people are reading right now too, join in! All you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below and pop your blog link on Sam’s […]

Read More

Audiobook Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


What better read for Friday 13th… Recommended to me by a few people, I’m so pleased that I’ve finally got round to reading The Thirteenth Tale. It is a haunting story that contains many elements I love: Identical twins (in general, I am fascinated by them) hidden family secrets, an ambiguous narrator and a story […]

Read More

Interview with Sheila O’Flanagan

Exciting times in this edition of the Books on the 7:47 author interviews! I had the brilliant opportunity to talk to bestselling Irish author, Sheila O’Flanagan. Doing research for this interview I discovered some fascinating facts about Sheila, for one: She didn’t turn to writing until she was in her mid-thirties, switching a career in […]

Read More

Blog Tour: Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan

Her Husband's Mistake Sheila O'Flanagan book review books on the 7:47 blog tour

Opening sentence: “The morning after my father’s funeral, I came home and found my husband in bed with the next-door neighbour.” Quite the enticing opening sentence, wouldn’t you agree? Welcome to my stop on the Her Husband’s Mistake blog tour! Sheila O’Flanagan is an author I’ve seen on many shelves through the years, but hadn’t […]

Read More

Blog Tour: The Second Wife by Rebecca Fleet

Books on the 7:47 blog tour book review The Second Wife Rebecca Fleet

Opening sentence: “It’s past midnight and the lights along the pier are jumping points of static, reflected in silver glimmers on the sea.” Welcome to the start of this brilliant blog tour for The Second Wife by London author Rebecca Fleet! Last year I read, and really enjoyed, Rebecca’s debut thriller, The House Swap and now […]

Read More