Toppling the TBR pile – Pan Macmillan 2016 titles

So the next publisher to threaten my precariously balanced to read pile is Pan Macmillan. With imprints including Tor, Mantle, Pan and Picador they are bound to have a cornucopia of bookish delights next year. So we shall start with Picador, mainly because theirs is the first catalogue I opened. Roberto Bolano fans will be…

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon – Review

Published by Borough Press Publication date – 28 January 2016 Source – review copy “England, 1976. Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands. And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the…

Toppling the TBR pile – Harper Fiction 2016 titles

So the next publishers likely to cause the collapse of my TBR pile is Harper Fiction. Publishing under a number of imprints including Harper Voyager, Harper Fiction, Borough Press they have a bevvy of beautiful sounding books to tempt us with in the first half of 2016. Here I’ve highlighted a few, though a full…

Cathy Bramley – Conditional Love – Cathy shares a recipe

Today I’m pleased to share with you a recipe from Cathy Bramley, author of Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm and Wickham Hall. Her latest book from Corgi, Conditional Love was originally self-published but is now revamped and out in paperback, having been published on 5 November 2015. You can find out more about the book below…

Exclusive: Fahrenheit Press go ‘Transmedia’ – another first

Another first from Fahrenheit Press. This time they’ve gone ‘Transmedia’ What does this mean? Read on to find out… Fahrenheit Press have certainly hit the publishing scene with a bang. They are shaking up how things are usually done. They are open about sales numbers and author deals, provide funny and granted sometimes rude interaction…

The Hunter of the Dark by Donato Carrisi – Review

Published by Abacus Publication date – 5 November 2015 Source – review copy “A new Italian literary thriller sensation from the prize-winning, record-breaking author of THE WHISPERER and THE LOST GIRLS OF ROME. A brutal killer is on the streets of Rome. He leaves no trace. And shows no mercy. A series of gruesome murders…

Christopher Fowler – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Christopher Fowler to the blog. Christopher is the best selling author of the Bryant and May series. The latest instalment, Bryant and May: London’s Glory was published by Doubleday on 5 November 2015 and features a collection of short stories giving more insight into the detective duo. Christopher kindly answered a few of…

Toppling the TBR pile – Orenda Books 2016

Today’s cause for the imminent collapse of my precariously balanced wishlist is Orenda Books. They launched in 2015 with some terrific titles and it looks like they have some treats in store for 2016. Full details including a synopsis will be included on the What’s out when page. January brings with it snow, or rather…

My Mother is a River by Donatella Di Pietrantonio – Review

Published by – Calisi Press Publication date – 4 November 2015 Source – review copy Translated by – Franca Scurti Simpson “The sensitive and powerful story of the love between a mother and her daughter, a love “gone wrong from the start”. When Esperia exhibits the symptoms of a disease that robs her of her…

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward – Review

Published by – Faber and Faber Publication date – 5 November 2015 Source – review copy “Bampton, Derbyshire, January 1978. Two girls go missing: Rachel Jones returns, Sophie Jenkins is never found. Thirty years later: Sophie Jenkins’s mother commits suicide. Rachel Jones has tried to put the past behind her and move on with her life….