Review: Why Mummy Doesn’t Give a ****! by Gill Sims

Opening sentence: “The first day back at work after Christmas and New Year is always a bit of a slog.” Why Mummy Doesn’t Give a ****! is the third in this hilarious series by Gill Sims (I actually still haven’t read the original – Why Mummy Drinks – but really will rectify that soon. I […]

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Audiobook Review: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Opening sentence: “Mrs Ariadne Oliver had gone with a friend, with whom she was staying, Judith Butler, to help with the preparation of a children’s party, which was to take place that same evening.” I was drawn to this particular book in Agatha’s vast catalogue for two reasons. The first: timing (there’s nothing like a […]

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Monthly Review: October 2019

Could it really be an October book review summary without one or two (mildly) spooky books in the mix? Alongside those books, I was lucky enough to take part in not one, but two blog tours this month, for (non-spooky) Brando’s Bride and The Glittering Hour (full reviews below). Very different books, the first was […]

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Audiobook Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Not only does The Familiars have one of the best named lead characters I’ve come across in a while BUT she is based on a real person! I live for facts like this. In 1612, there really was a noble woman called Fleetwood Shuttleworth (amazing, right?) who, at only 17, was lady of Gawthorpe Hall, […]

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What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 23rd October 2019

It’s WWW Wednesday time! 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 weekly post in the […]

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Interview: Iona Grey – Author of The Glittering Hour

Welcome to my stop on The Glittering Hour blog tour! I have something a little special for you today; an exclusive interview with author, Iona Grey. The Glittering Hour is her second book and after her successful debut, Letters to the Lost, she was struggling to come up with her follow-up, but then inspiration struck […]

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Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Opening sentence: “My kid moved out the day she was born.” In a nutshell, So Lucky is about that familiar phrase: ‘Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about . . .‘ People might seem like they have it all and are ‘so lucky’ but the reality is quite different. (Coincidently, this is also […]

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