It was a standing joke that when my friend Carolyn and I went on holiday, our trip would inevitably include a visit to a cemetery. Beethoven, Emily Bronte, Brahms, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, we’ve visited them all, along with many thousands of other less famous names - although often with grander graves - around the… Continue reading Book Review: The Wisdom Of Sally Red Shoes.
Have you ever read a book featuring a fictional musician and thought 'I wish I could hear their work in real life?' Cass Wheeler, the lead character in Laura Barnett's new book, Greatest Hits, had such an interesting, attractive and authentic voice on the page. I felt sure she had to be real and was… Continue reading Book Review: Greatest Hits.
And now for something completely different – well, not completely, exactly, but there’s certainly some extraordinary qualities to Spandex And The City. When I opened the email asking if I’d like to read this book I was hesitant because it’s not totally my sort of thing. I then saw it was written by Jenny Colgan,… Continue reading Book Review: Spandex And The City.
While she might have steered away from an early childhood ambition to own a petrol station, when it comes to her new book, H J Moat definitely went the distance. Even though a publisher had taken an interest in Other People's Business, the London-based author opted to self-publish so she could stay true to her story. In… Continue reading A Look Behind The Book With H J Moat.