Category Archive: Book Reviews

Mar 23

Shipyard Girls at War By Nancy Revell Book Review

Published 23rd March 2017 Arrow Paperback Original, £5.99 Also available as an eBook Arrow have a speciality in publishing these sweeping historical novels. It is easy to see why the genre is so popular in general, but also why Nancy Revell’s books are so popular. Researched within an inch of its life; the novel is enjoyably entertaining. A …

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Mar 16

WE: A Manifesto for Women by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel

WE: A Manifesto for Women immediately caught my eye. As a proud feminist I am always on the lookout to support other feminists and find out about movements. I jumped at the chance to review this book and starting reading it soon after it arrived. My first thought was that it has lots of good …

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Mar 14

Lisa Jewell I Found You Book Review

I am going to start this review off by being honest: I found this book a bit scary. Not horror scary, but anticipation scary. That is the biggest compliment I can give to Lisa Jewell. She has written a novel tight on anticipation and suspense. A proper thriller book which can sit alongside Gone Girl. …

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Mar 13

Debbie Macomber If Not For You Book Review

If Not For You is a delightful and engaging novel. Debbie Macomber is so skilled at drawing out the characters that it is impossible to feel like you do not know them. This novel is not a standard girl-meets-boy novel. It is a novel about what happens when something unexpected throws two very different people together. The …

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Mar 06

London Book & Screen Week 2017 unveils programme that goes from Hogwarts to Hygge in celebration of books

David Nicholls, Roddy Doyle and Michael Morpurgo headline the seven-day festival A Soho awards night with David Nicholls, a very special Harry Potter screening at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London and conversations with Michael Morpurgo and Roddy Doyle lead the eclectic line-up of this year’s London Book & Screen Week (13-19 March 2017).   Produced by The London Book …

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Feb 09

Three Books For February: Our Top Picks

Nothing beats a good read so we have picked three very different books to entertain you this February. Until You Come Home Ellie Dean It is 1944 and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father, her mother Peggy and their …

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Feb 08

The Business of Books With Jane Cable: David Ledain

This week Jane Cable interviews David Ledain about why he believes he can sell more self-help than fiction and why he decided to turn his own experiences into a book. Find out more about David at www.gaydad.co.uk. I am a gay dad and to protect those I love I write using the penname – David …

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Feb 07

When a Mother Isn’t The Best Person To Deal With An Anorexic Child

IT’S NOT A MOTHER’S JOB Author and journalist Carol Lee spent many years helping her god-daughter, Emma, in her battle with anorexia and bulimia. Emma’s first spell of anorexia seemed to happen suddenly. One minute she was a moody 15-year-old, the next she had locked herself in her bedroom and wouldn’t open the door. I …

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