Book Blog: Hag Seed by Margaret Atwood

I’ve only read a couple of Margaret Atwood novels: “The Handmaid’s Tale” which I thought was brilliant and “The Blind Assassin” which I struggled to finish. I downloaded “Hag Seed” as a 99p Kindle Deal of the Day because I recognised the author and thought it would be a good idea to read something else…… Continue reading Book Blog: Hag Seed by Margaret Atwood

#ThrowbackThursday #BookReview The Grayson Trilogy by Georgia Rose @GeorgiaRoseBook

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For several years I wrote a book blog and accumulated reviews of some really good reads. I saw on Twitter that Renee at It’s Book Talk started using the #ThrowbackThursday meme as a way to share books that are old favourites or have been waiting to be read for a long time. I decided to visit my…… Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday #BookReview The Grayson Trilogy by Georgia Rose @GeorgiaRoseBook

#ThrowbackThursday #BookReview Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro @ClucianaLuciana

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For several years I wrote a book blog and accumulated reviews of some really good reads. I saw on Twitter that Renee at It’s Book Talk started using the #ThrowbackThursday meme as a way to share books that are old favourites or have been waiting to be read for a long time. I decided to visit my…… Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday #BookReview Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro @ClucianaLuciana

Sunday Serial #13

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I’m following a nineteenth century tradition and publishing some of “Leefdale” by Michael Murray in weekly instalments. You can find the links to previous instalments on this page. So, if you like the Dickensian idea of reading your novels in weekly instalments, read on ….. As soon as Greg left the cottage Sharon went upstairs…… Continue reading Sunday Serial #13

#ThrowbackThursday #BookReview An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy by June Kearns @june_kearns

I saw a good idea on Twitter a few days ago. Renee at It’s Book Talk started using the #ThrowbackThursday meme as a way to share books that are old favourites or have been waiting to be read for a long time. I saw the idea first on a blog I read regularly: Between the…… Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday #BookReview An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy by June Kearns @june_kearns

Sunday Serial #3

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This is the third instalment of the serialisation of Leefdale by Michael Murray. If you missed the earlier posts click here for part one and here for part two. Now read on …. ‘Well, here we are,’ said Sharon. As they drove into Leefdale, Dylan was struck by the village’s all-pervading atmosphere of peace. He…… Continue reading Sunday Serial #3

Crime pays!

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Recent articles in The Guardian and The Telegraph reported that for the first time crime novels and psychological thrillers are outselling other types of fiction. According to figures unveiled in April at the London Book Fair by Nielsen BookScan, 18.7 million crime and thriller books were sold in 2017. This was almost a 20% increase from…… Continue reading Crime pays!

7 Favourite Howards End Quotes

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We loved the BBC adaptation of Howards End which concluded on Sunday evening. First published in 1910, E.M. Forster’s literary masterpiece is bursting with quotables. I hope you enjoy these: While her lips talked culture, her heart was planning to invite him to tea. To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy…… Continue reading 7 Favourite Howards End Quotes

What’s the most popular fruit in book titles?

Writing about my new top fruits started me thinking of books I’d read with fruit in the title. I could only think of six: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg James and the…… Continue reading What’s the most popular fruit in book titles?