Absolute pieces. That’s what I was when I came to the closing chapters of this beautiful beautiful book. Gill has tugged my heartstrings before with social issues but it is with animal conservation stories that she has an absolute gift with her classics such as Run Wild and Eagle Warrior. This time she turns her … Continue reading Swan Song: Gill Lewis
Ok, I have discovered I have a bit of a morbid fascination with the concept of survivalists and Preppers. I’ve watched mouth agape at prepper documentaries on Netflix where the family practices shooting attackers from their shipping container house; dry runs at ‘circle the wagons’ convoy style bugging out; and where a young woman at … Continue reading The Rules by Tracy Darnton
I’ve found it difficult to put into words how beautiful this book is and I’ve found it EXTREMELY difficult not to gush over a world of genius within this novel for fear of such achingly sweet spoilers. In fact I’ve agonised over how to review this book giving it justice whilst not revealing the twists … Continue reading The House of One Hundred Clocks- AM Howell
So, I’ve been incredibly quiet over the last few months, and it’s upset me to ‘lose’ myself in this way. Of course talking about why it’s not possible to avoid the words pandemic as a reason, sorry to anyone who is struggling with the turmoil or loss by my mentioning it. I’ve suffered with anxiety, … Continue reading Hello, again.
This is the heart rending tale of a young girl Iris and her grandmother and mental health across the fading of the year in Brighton. A heartbreaking yet loving study in dementia and it’s vagaries and capricious elements whilst also exploring sadness and resentment in young Iris too regarding the changes in her family this … Continue reading Talking to the Moon- SE Durrant.
This is not quite what I was expecting and I think this added to my enjoyment, I cared enough about the characters to laugh and cry and particular points and was swept into the drama of it all. I’m not usually one for contemporary unless it has a twist, especially of fantasy, but this has … Continue reading The Girl With Space in Her Heart -Lara Williamson