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Extract – Sing Backwards and Weep by Mark Lanegan

Today I have an exciting extract for you from Sing Backwards and Weep, a memoir by Mark Lanegan, who is often regarded as one of the most influential musicians of our time! Synopsis: From the back of the van to the front of the bar, from the hotel room to the emergency room, onstage, backstage,… Continue reading Extract – Sing Backwards and Weep by Mark Lanegan

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Review – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Synopsis: TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home?  Their mother, Agnes, is over a… Continue reading Review – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

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Spot light – The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake

Today I have an exciting book to showcase for you all. The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake. Melanie Blake’s bestselling novel The Thunder Girls is the ultimate binge read for lockdown. The No.1 bestselling novel has been selected as one of Kindle’s eBooks of the month for April 2020 at the discounted price of 99p… Continue reading Spot light – The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake

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Review – The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Synopsis: ileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about… Continue reading Review – The Switch by Beth O’Leary

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Review – Magpine Lane by Lucy Atkins

Synopsis: When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers.  As Dee looks back over her time in the Master's Lodging - an eerie and ancient house - a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family emerges: Nick,… Continue reading Review – Magpine Lane by Lucy Atkins

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Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Q&A with Jennifer Rosner, author of the incredibly moving historical fiction The Yellow Bird Sings, out today The Yellow Bird Sings was the first book I read in 2020 and it has touched my heart so deeply. It was a story about the love between a mother and a daughter during the darkest time in… Continue reading Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

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Review – On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Synopsis: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born – a history whose epicentre is rooted in Vietnam – and serves as a doorway… Continue reading Review – On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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Review – Keeper by Jessica Moor

Synopsis: He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.  Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside. When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.  But the residents of Widringham women's refuge where… Continue reading Review – Keeper by Jessica Moor

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Review – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Synopsis: A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the international bestselling author of An American Marriage 'My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.' This is the breathtaking story of a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. James Witherspoon has two families, one public, the other a closely guarded… Continue reading Review – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

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Review – Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

Synopsis: THREE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES INTERTWINE ACROSS OCEANS AND TIME  On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where… Continue reading Review – Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger