Author Archives: Stacey

Book Review: The Beta Mum – Adventures in Alpha Land by Isabella Davidson

When Sophie Bennett moves from a quiet sleepy suburb of Toronto to glitzy west London, she doesn’t know where she has landed: Venus or Mars. Her three-year-old daughter Kaya attends Cherry Blossoms, the most exclusive nursery in London, where Sophie … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, has retired to his family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Sally Emerson and Broken Bodies

An unusual blog tour today, as it does not concern one book, but a fantastic reissue of all of Sally Emerson’s novels from Quartet books. So far, I’ve read Fire Child and Heat (review to follow), but am delighted to … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: The Duke’s Temptation by Raven McAllan

Time for another blog tour today, and I’m thrilled to be hosting an excerpt of Raven McAllan’s new novel, The Duke’s Temptation, which is out on 21st November, published by Totally Bound. I’ll be reviewing the book in due course, … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler

Absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you’re dead. So begins Christopher Fowler’s foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from our shelves. Whether male … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Stories for Homes vol 2 ed. Debi Alper & Sally Swingewood

Published and unpublished writers come together to create an anthology of stories about what ‘home’ means. 55 writers are included in a second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the power of storytelling. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Doctor’s Wife is Dead by Andrew Tierney

A mysterious death in respectable society: a brilliant historical true crime story In 1849, a woman called Ellen Langley died in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. She was the wife of a prosperous local doctor. So why was she buried in a … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Death in the Stars by Frances Brody

Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive. During the eclipse, Selina’s friend … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orphan Sisters by Lola Jaye

Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents have emigrated to England in search of a better life for their family. Nineteen Fifties London is a great adventure to the girls but not always welcoming. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Home by Kate Hughes

“You need to come and get my daughter. She’s not safe anymore.” For Sophie, life with her daughter has never been easy. Rosie’s extreme autism has made her unpredictable and often difficult. Like most mothers though, her first instinct has … Continue reading

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