I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go

Buy at Amazon Buy at Hive I’m thrilled today to be a part of the blog tour for the Sunday Times bestselling, Richard and Judy Club pic (deep breath)I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. I’ve known Clare since before she was Clare, when she blogged under another name entirely, and hosted a guest post […]

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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Coming up Roses by Rachael Lucas

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Coming up Roses Rachael Lucas Love can be a thorny issue. Buy at amazon Buy for Kobo Buy at Hive It’s no secret to anyone here that I’m a huge fan of Rachael Lucas, and that’s not just because I’ve known her for over 12 years now, give or take. Got to love the internet […]

An interview with Kate Atkinson, and some thoughts on A God in Ruins.

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affiliate links – thanks for your support! Buy at Amazon.co.uk| Buy at amazon.com I have a confession to make – I am a bad book blogger. (Quiet at the back there!) No, seriously, in this particular case I have let you down. I have had A God in Ruins sitting here waiting for review, and […]

Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden.

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A little while ago, I set Small a project – to explore the Second World War primarily through fiction. To get him started, I dug around our shelves and our many secondhand bookshops, and I found a few good titles. The first one he started was Carrie’s War. Carrie’s War (A Puffin Book) at Amazon […]

Plum Puddings and Paper Moons: Kingdom of Silk 5. By Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

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The Kingdom of Silk was a place where wishes sometimes come true. But even there, you couldn’t wish away something that had already happened, no matter how much you wanted to, or how tightly you closed your eyes, or how hard you clenched your fists when you wished. Nell said the best you can wish […]

Delete by Kim Curran Blog Tour

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Smart, sharp science fiction, not only for teenagers. Buy on Kindle Buy at amazon The country is at war. Beset by enemies within and without. And all because of the decisions changed by one boy, Scott Tyler. In this ravaged alternative reality, Scott hardly recognises himself. He’s a war hero, a leader of a unit […]

A pony in the bedroom by Susan Dunne.

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Reviewing A Pony in the Bedroom: A Journey through Asperger’s, Assault, and Healing with Horses by Susan Dunne. In trying to understand my own diagnosis of Aspergers syndrome (autistic spectrum disorder) and what effect that has had on my life, I’m reading as many books as I can by other autistic people. Susan Dunne grew […]

Lily and Bear by Lisa Stubbs

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Pre order at Amazon | at Hive A few weeks ago, over the course of several days, I received a series of postcards, with images of a girl, and a bear. And after those, the most wonderful book Lily and Bear by Lisa Stubbs, arrived. It’s a book about childhood, friendship, imagination, and understanding. It’s […]

300 picture books catch up

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The last time I did a proper 300 picture books post was, oops, weeks ago. At that point we were well ahead of schedule, at 48 books. Since then, when we’ve read a book, I’ve stacked it by my chair – it’s getting to the point where I have to stand back and leap to […]

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