Blog Tour: I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice Opening sentence: “Three-year old Sadie says that Dadda talks with his eyes.” I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for this truly enchanting book. I Found My Tribe is Ruth Fitzmaurice’s memoir about how she dealt with her husband, Simon, being diagnosed with Motor […]

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Review: Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan Opening sentence: “I still have all my childhood books.” I considered myself a pretty dedicated bookworm until reading this. Lucy Mangan has an insane amount of books: ‘I was once interviewed by a man from a book collecting magazine because he refused to believe that I had […]

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Review: Odd Girl Out by Laura James

Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World by Laura James Opening sentence: “‘Can’t you just enjoy the silence?’ Tim sighs.” At the age of 45, journalist Laura James was diagnosed with autism – a moment she describes as, ‘at once shocking and liberating.’ In this memoir, she gives an interesting, informative and emotive […]

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Review: This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay Opening sentence: “In 2010, after six years of training and a further six years on the wards, I resigned from my job as a junior doctor.” Let me start by saying this is hands-down one of the best memoirs I’ve read. […]

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Review: The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby. Translated from French by Jeremy Leggatt. Opening sentence: “Through the frayed curtain at my window a wan glow announces the break of day.” Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor of French fashion magazine, Elle, the father of two young children and an all-round successful, enigmatic man when, in […]

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Review: Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

 Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. Published 1st February 2018. Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton Opening sentence: “Everything I Knew About Love as a Teenager. Romantic love is the most important and exciting thing in the entire world.” Raw, truthful and – crucially – completely effortless to read, journalist and podcaster […]

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Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher Opening sentence: “Charlie’s Angels, Laverne & Shirley, and Family Feud premiered on TV.” Ever since I read Wishful Drinking last February, The Princess Diarist has been part of my TBR lineup. So imagine my delight when, this week, I spotted it in the library and finally managed to tick it off […]

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