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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What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 9th October 2019

Hello, hello from my October WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme (I do it monthly though) 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 […]

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Monthly Review: September 2019

So September went quickly, don’t you think? As well as being my birthday month (which sparked my author birthday sandwich blog post – intrigued?) it can also claim a set of truly cracking reviews. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend all five of these books in a second. And what are they? Well… My September Book […]

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What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 18th September 2019

Welcome to September’s WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme (I do it monthly though) 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 […]

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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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Monthly Review: August 2019

Maybe it was all the sunshine, or a general holiday feel (despite not actually going on holiday) but I took a relaxed – some might even say lazy – approach to my reading this month and, to be honest, it was lovely. Reading when I felt like it rather than being conscious of having to […]

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The Importance of the Opening Sentence.

It has the power to decide if a book is read or not. By me anyway… You may have noticed that for each book I review, I record the opening sentence. When I read it back, months, even years later, sometimes the opening line is all it takes to evoke the whole feel of the […]

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