Review: The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson

You’re reading quite the momentous blog post today; My first ever children’s book review! The Go-Away Bird is the brand new release by Julia Donaldson, who is pretty much a writing legend in our house (and in the general world: She was the 2011–2013 Children’s Laureate and has over 180 published works.) If you have […]

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WWW Wednesday: 13th February 2019

It’s WWW Wednesday time! This weekly meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words – if you’d like to join in too, all you have to do is answer the three questions below, pop your blog link on Sam’s weekly post in the comments and have a little look at what everyone […]

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Review: The Corset by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “My sainted mother taught me the seven acts of corporeal mercy: to feed the hungry; refresh the thirsty; clothe the naked; shelter the traveller; comfort the sick; visit those imprisoned; and bury the dead.” I am not being hyperbolic when I say that I adored every single page of this book. The Corset […]

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Review: A Version of the Truth by BP Walter

Opening sentence: “I’m reaching for a Mulberry purse when I feel someone standing close behind me.” I’ve just finished reading A Version of the Truth on my commute home and I feel a little disturbed in all honesty. The ending took the plot to a place I didn’t expect and it all felt very unsettling. This […]

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Review: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Opening sentence: “First, you light a cigarette, the smoke curling in on itself and up towards the ceiling.” When a two hour plane journey feels like five minutes, you know you have a great read on your hands. Blood Orange kept me company to and from Venice (which is a beyond amazing place, by the […]

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Review: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Opening sentence:“Gwenda Reed stood, shivering a little, on the quayside.” To give it its full title – Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case is, ironically, my first ever Miss Marple read. But why start with her final book, you ask? Well… I assure you there is method to my madness! I decided 2019 would be […]

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Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists is a slightly modified transcript of a TED talk that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave in 2013 (watch it here) and is a book I see mentioned on Bookstagram all the time. People love it; for good reason I’ve now discovered. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while as […]

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