book review

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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book hauls

June book haul – Part 2

Welcome to my second June book haul post. I have been mega lucky this month with books sent to me plus i did indulge myself using a gift voucher from Christmas. (incidentally there are only 25 weeks to next Christmas! Hee hee) Anyway, here’s what i hauled. Isnt that just a glorious sight to behold? Smoke by Dan Vyleta –…

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book hauls

June book haul – Part 1

I havent done a haul in ages but how could i not when this lot came through my door yesterday! Oh the beauty! 2 of them were sent for review and the other 4 were books i just couldnt resist buying. I’ve been hearing lots about Sarah Moss from many booktubers so while im waiting for her new book The…

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Arcadia is bamboozling me

See this book? Arcadia by Iain Pears so many booktubers have read or hauled this recently so I had to give it a go right? I mean, just look at how bloody gorgeous that cover is! Its a 9 out of 10 for sure (it would have been a 10 out of 10 but for the fact that the first…

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3 Books that have let me down

Now I don’t expect to like every book i buy or receive for review, its a rare person that does in my opinion but there have been 3 books recently which I felt certain I would love, not like, love. Sadly that didnt happen. What books were they? After buying and adoring her first book, In a dark dark wood…

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poems, poetry

Why I said YES YES to poetry

Sorry about the title of this post, its a bit punny but what the heck eh? With my newly rediscovered love of poetry i’ve been watching a lot of booktuber videos for good recommendations. One of them who give THE best advice on poetry is of course Jen Campbell   @aeroplanegirl on Twitter. I recently saw her talking about a book…

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Review: Ten War Poems edited by Andrew Motion

I saw this on a friends Twitter feed and immediately contacted Candlestick Press to see if they had a spare copy, and they very kindly sent me one. It is a small poetry pamphlet which is designed to be something you could send as a card to someone. It comes with an envelope for posting and a stylish bookmark too.…

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How I found poetry again

35 or more years ago I discovered and fell in love with poetry. I was a young teenager and the television adaptation of Testament of Youth came on the box. I had not heard of the book before but I just fell in love with Vera Brittain’s story and began reading more about World War One and the incredibly moving…

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