Category Archives: Book Review

Blog Tour: To Provence, With Love by T. A. Williams

Over the past few months, I’ve been delighted to take part in two blog tours for books by T. A. (Trevor) Williams – and he is such a prolific author that I am pleased to say that this is another! … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gather the Daughtes by Jennie Melamed

On a small isolated island, there’s a community that lives by its own rules. Boys grow up knowing they will one day reign inside and outside the home, while girls know they will be married and pregnant within moments of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Son’s Secret by Rafel Nadal Farreras

Among the olive groves and vineyards of southern Italy, a boy and a girl are born, moments apart. Far away in the trenches of World War I, their fathers have just died. Now all the men in Vitantonio’s family have … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship’s comforts and possibilities seem infinite. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor mishaps … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Don’t Belong Here by Tim Major

Daniel Faint is on the run with a stolen time machine. As the house-sitter of a remote Cumbrian mansion, he hopes to hide and experiment with the machine. But is the Manor being watched by locals, his twin brother or … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Far to Go & Many to Love by Lesley Blanch ed. Georgia de Chamberet

Lesley Blanch, a Londoner by birth, spent the greater part of her life travelling about those remote areas her books record so vividly. She was an astute observer of places and people their quirks, habits and passions. This selection of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Stepping off the boat in Mombasa, eighteen-year-old Rachel Fullsmith stands on Kenyan soil for the first time in six years. She has come home. But when Rachel reaches the family farm at the end of the dusty Rift Valley Road, … Continue reading

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Review: Abigail’s Party 40th Anniversary Edition by Mike Leigh

Forty years on from its first performance at the Hampstead Theatre and original screening on BBC1 soon after, Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party – telling of two marriages spectacularly unravelling at an awkward neighbourhood drinks party – remains a pinnacle of … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Morning folks, we’re blog tour today, and venturing to colonial Kenya with Jennifer McVeigh’s Leopard at the Door. I’ll review at a later date, but I’ll say now that it was a book that I found really engrossing. I like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arms Wide Open by Tom Winter

Jack and Meredith are non-identical twins; the only similarity between them is their lives rapidly falling apart. Jack’s high-flying career in advertising has crashed and burned. Meredith’s world is also crumbling – a decomposing yogurt in her fridge now a … Continue reading

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