Review: Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

Opening sentence: “My publishers remain very keen that neither they nor I go to prison as a result of my books.” For my festive read last year I went classic, reviewing Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie. For 2019 I’ve gone for something a little more contemporary, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay. […]

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My 2019 Books of the Year

Looking through this list, I can’t help but think that this is a fantastic way to end the decade! Just reading these titles and remembering the stories gives me a warm buzz and makes me wish I had time to re-read right now (I don’t, my towering TBR is testament to that!) I have gone […]

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Blog Tour: Brando’s Bride by Sarah Broughton

Welcome to the first stop on the Brando’s Bride blog tour! It’s only fitting that this tour kicks off on a significant day; it was on October 11th 1957 that Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi – the bride of the title – got married. If that wasn’t serendipitous enough, Anna Kashfi was the stage name […]

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Review: Boy by Roald Dahl

Opening sentence: “An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.” As today would have been Roald Dahl’s 103rd birthday and it is officially Roald Dahl Day, I thought I’d share my review of his charming memoir, Boy: Tales of Childhood. […]

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Audiobook Review: The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

What an exquisitely written book! Author Sarah Krasnostein spent four years getting to know Sandra Pankhurst and then wrote The Trauma Cleaner, a biographical account of Sandra’s life that tells her extraordinary story. Born as Peter Collins, Sandra was adopted as a baby, but then treated terribly by her adoptive family. Thrown out of her […]

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Blog Tour: The Last Landlady by Laura Thompson

Opening sentence: “When I think of my grandmother, it is thus: seated on a high stool, her stool, in the negligent but alert position of a nightclub singer.” I have the great honour of kicking off this wonderful blog tour for The Last Landlady by Laura Thompson. This book is sub-titled An English Memoir and […]

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