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Review – The Revolt by Clara Dupont-Monod

Synopsis: It is with a soft voice, full of menace, that our mother commands us to overthrow our father . . . Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet. What prompts… Continue reading Review – The Revolt by Clara Dupont-Monod

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Review – Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Wow. Wow! I finished Far From The Madding Crowd last night and I now fully understand why this is considered one of the best literature pieces in history. I am not going to “review” it but will try to write down some stand out points imho below:… Continue reading Review – Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Synopsis: America. In the twilight of the Gold Rush, two siblings cross a landscape with a gun in their hands and the body of their father on their backs . . .  Ba dies in the night, Ma is already gone. Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are suddenly alone and on the run. With their… Continue reading Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

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Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Synopsis: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives… Continue reading Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Reread – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

“After a youth and manhood passed half in unutterable misery and half in dreary solitude, I have for the first time found what I can truly love—I have found you.  You are my sympathy—my better self—my good angel.  I am bound to you with a strong attachment.  I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent,… Continue reading Reread – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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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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Review – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

| A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | I will keep it short. A Little Life has become my top 3 favourite books of all time. This is a masterpiece of writing and a story like no other. It has completely destroyed me and broken my heart. But I am so glad I have finally… Continue reading Review – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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Blog Tour – Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

Inexpressible Island, third book in the End of Forever trilogy by my favourite Paullina Simons is out now. If you have followed me for a while, you would know this trilogy is one of my favourite books of all time. You can see my full review here. I am honoured to call Paullina my friend… Continue reading Blog Tour – Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

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Review – Lie With Me by Philippe Bensson

Synopsis: Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe, a famous writer, chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back to Philippe's teenage years, to a winter morning in 1984, a small French high school, and a carefully timed encounter between two seventeen-year-olds. It's… Continue reading Review – Lie With Me by Philippe Bensson

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Review – A Beggar’s Kingdom by Paullina Simons

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Beggar’s Kingdom, book2 in the End of Forever trilogy. AND OMG, WHAT A BOOK THIS IS!!! Synopsis: The second novel in Paullina Simons's stunning End of Forever saga continues the heartbreaking story of Julian and Josephine, and a love that spans lifetimes. Is there a… Continue reading Review – A Beggar’s Kingdom by Paullina Simons