Archive for the Book Reviews Category

Holiday Reading – A God In Ruins

Kate Atkinson, author of A God In Ruins, is one of my favourite writers.  I’ve always wanted to write a book but Atkinson is the sort of writer who makes you think that you couldn’t as you’d never write anything as good as she has.  Her series of […]

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Holiday Reading – The Girl On The Train

I am a bit of a wuss.  I have watched all the series of Dexter, albeit sometimes through my fingers which were covering my eyes, but I always had to read something light and fluffy before going to sleep on those evenings.  And, many an episode of 24 has […]

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Holiday Reading – Man At The Helm

Man At The Helm is Nina Stibbe’s debut work of fiction.  Her brilliant Letters From Nina, a collection of letters she wrote to her sister in Leicester while she was the nanny/cleaner/counsellor for a family in London, was hugely popular, full of humour and charm and featuring […]

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Holiday Reading – Funny Girl

I’ve always enjoyed Nick Hornby’s books from the well known Fever Pitch and High Fidelity to the slightly dark A Long Way Down.  So, when his new book Funny Girl was released not long before Christmas it was on my list of books I was requesting from […]

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Holiday Reading – Lists Of Note

I love a list.  I always have, especially ‘things to do’ lists and the satisfying sensation of crossing off the items as you go.  Every time we go away, even if it’s just for one night, I always write a list of what I need to pack […]

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Holiday Reading – To Rise Again At A Decent Hour

I’m a bit rusty with Holiday Reading posts as it is so long that I have written one.  Since Mini ATWWAH arrived in late June last year my book reading has taken a dive although I now have a Twitter/Instagram obsession and have developed TV guilty pleasures […]

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Holiday Reading – June 2014

This month’s holiday reading features two books which couldn’t be more different. First up is The List Of My Desires by Gregoire Delacourt which has been translated from French and is now an international bestseller.  It follows the story of Jocelyne, a middle aged, married lady who […]

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Holiday Reading – May 2014 – Tracy Bloom Author Interview

This month’s holiday reading is an exciting one as not only is there a recommendation for a great book but also a Q&A with the writer of it.  I’m hoping this is the first in a series so watch this space. The brilliantly titled, No One Ever […]

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Holiday Reading – April 2014

Three books this month and I’m afraid I have to go with my favourite first, The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith.  I am a big fan of Smith’s Scotland Street and Corduroy Mansions books and his stand alone novels.  Funnily enough I’ve never read the series […]

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Holiday Reading – March 2014

This month’s books were actually read while I was on holiday.  As regular readers know this isn’t always the case with my ‘holiday reading’.  The first book I started at home and finished on holiday and I can honestly say I didn’t want it to end.  For […]

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