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What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell

This may contain spoilers, so be warned! I was kindly sent an early proof copy of this by Transworld so I have to thank them, which makes it even harder for me to say that this book was a big disappointment. *sighs loudly* To be fair it has a cracking opening and the pace was kept up really well to…

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The Last Beginning by Lauren James

CHEESEFEST! There i’ve said it. This was one huge cheesefest. Which means i didnt like it very much, sadly. Her first book The Next Together was an incredibly clever concept, time travel, time loops, historical love affairs etc. and would have been an award winning novel if it had been written by a more experienced person. Sadly it came out…

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Candlestick Press pamphlet reviews

Candlestick Press, who publish gorgeous poetry pamphlets usually containing 10 or 12 poems around a central theme very kindly sent me their latest 3 pamphlets to review. Their pamphlets are designed to be sent as a gift card for all manner of occasions. They come with an envelope, a bookmark and a sticky label to seal the flap with, look!…

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rainbow spines book tag

Its been a while since i did a book tag and i do love all the colours of the rainbow so why not this one? although this is a tag, i’m not tagging anybody in particular to do this as no one ever does so its not worth it. Have you read any of these books? what did you think?…

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The Good People by Hannah Kent

I was lucky enough to be sent a very early copy of this book by Picador books. It will be published in the UK on 9th February 2017.     This is a powerful novel about the power of belief, superstition, religion and grief. I’d not read Hannah Kent’s work before so was not prepared for her skill at storytelling…

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Shakespeare re-tellings disappoint

I have been fascinated by the latest books in the Hogarth Shakespeare series where modern day writers tackle a select few of his works in their own way as part of the Shakespeare 400 anniversary. I recently bought two of them having waited a while for them to come into paperback. I really wish i’d not wasted my money! I…

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Lovely bookpost Klaxon!

This just arrived from Tinder Press after I requested a copy on Bookbridgr. It not only sounds really good but just look at that cover! It’s a little bit gorgeous don’t ya reckon?

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the tidal zone by sarah moss

i’m not sure why but i often find that books which have had rave reviews can leave me quite cold, it happened recently with this First let me say a huge thanks to Granta for sending me a copy of this I blooming love this cover, love the synopsis and the whole quality of publication. Its the first book from…

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BOOK REVIEW – Bodies of Water by V.H. Leslie

This was kindly sent to me by a lovely publishing house called Salt Publishing after I requested a copy to review. From the back of the book: After ministering to fallen women in Victorian London, Evelyn has suffered a nervous breakdown and finds herself treated by the Water Doctors in the imposing Wakewater House, a hydropathy sanatorium. Years later, Wakewater…

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