My 2018 Books of the Year

I can’t believe it is already time to write my yearly wrap up!! I love looking back through all the books I’ve enjoyed this year but it IS always tricky to pick favourites. To make things a little easier I have a rated 5/5 category to handily group together the books I’ve loved (and it’s […]

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Review: The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Audiobook narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire and Cathleen McCarron / Running time: 17:12:04 / Published by HarperCollins August 2018. Opening sentence: “It is hot today, the wind blows over the flat fields and marshes with the stink of the plague.” I’m a recent historical fiction convert. After reading (well, listening to) and loving The Other […]

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Review: The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning

Published September 2018 by HarperCollins / 386 pages Opening sentence: “BATTLE OF THE BIG BROTHER BEAUTIES!” I need to start this review with an admission: I have never read Vanity Fair. So the fact that The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp is a contemporary retelling of said book is a little lost on me. […]

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Review: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Audiobook narrated by Vanessa Kirby / Running time: 22 hours / Published by HarperCollins 2018. As I mentioned in a previous post, when it comes to audiobooks, the narrator is EVERYTHING. So, can you imagine anything more perfect than Princess Margaret narrating a fictionalised account of the life of her ancestors, sisters Anne and Mary […]

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WWW Wednesday: 22nd August 2018

It’s WWW Wednesday time! Hosted by blogger Sam over at Taking on a World of Words, if you’d like to join in (this is a weekly meme but I’m averaging monthly posts on it so far, so it’s fully flexible) all you have to do is answer the three questions below and pop your blog link […]

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