Six Degrees of Separation – October 2017

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what…

Isobel Blackthorn – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Isobel Blackthorn to the blog. Isobel is the author of The Drago Tree and A Perfect Square. The Drago Tree, published by Odyssey Books was released in Spanish on 29 September 2017. 1. Tell us a little about The Drago Tree. The Drago Tree is a love story. It’s a complex…

#20BooksofSummer 2017 challenge – a round up

So the 2017 #20BooksofSummer challenge has ended. 20 books picked, to be read between 1 July and 3 September. So how did I do? Well I managed to read 20. Granted, they weren’t the 20 I originally planned to read, but never the less I mangaged to complete the challenge. And made a (very) small…

Six Degrees of Separation – September 2017 – Wild Swans

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what…

What’s in a Name?

Book titles can come in all shapes and sizes. There are trends, fashions that fade in and out. There are those that give no clue to the contents, those that make it clear and others that are more poetic and lyrical. One trend that has stood the test of time are those that have names. They…

Six Degrees of Separation – August 2017 – Pride and Prejudice

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what…

Tim Weaver – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Tim Weaver to the blog. Tim is the author of Chasing the Dead, The Dead Tracks, Vanished, Never Coming Back, What Remains, Fall From Grace and Broken Heart. His latest novel, the 8th to feature David Raker, I Am Missing, is published by Penguin on 27 July 2017. Tim kindly answered a few…

Charlemagne’s mathematician by Sophie Jonas-Hill – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sophie Jonas-Hill to the blog. Sophie’s novel, Nemesister, was published by Urbane Publications on 6 July 2017. Today Sophie talks about Charlemagne’s mathematician. A meditation on King Charlemagne, during which I realise something for the first time. I like a good story, and I’ve always had a soft spot for…

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Eve Chase to the blog. Eve is the author of Rabbit Black Hall and The Wildling Sisters and her latest novel, The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde was published by Michael Joseph on 13 July 2017. Michael Joseph have kindly given me permission  to share an extract from The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde with you. Over…

Her Last Breath by Tracy Buchanan – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Tracy Buchanan to the blog. Tracy’s previous novels include My Secret Sister and No Turning Back and her latest novel Her Last Breath, was published by Avon on 29 June 2017. Today Avon have kindly allowed me to share an extract from Her Last Breath. The doorbell went. Estelle cursed, realising her fingers…

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – 9 March 2017 Source – Goodreads win “In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Jane Casey, Detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad must navigate a web of lies to discover the truth… A murder without a body Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London…

#20BooksofSummer 2017

Not usually one who joins in with memes and the like I spotted this one devised by Cathy at 746Books and took part last year. You can see how I got on here. Cathy is hoping to read 20 books between 1 June and 3 September, meaning she has the mammoth task of reading about 7…