Finding one diary discarded in a skip would be a dream come true for me - let alone 148 of them. However, as biographer Alexander Masters discovers, working out what to do with them next is no easy matter. I quite often find myself on eBay wondering whether bidding on tatty journals written in scrawling, … Continue reading Book Review: A Life Discarded.
I was glad I didn’t have anything planned immediately after finishing S D Robertson’s second novel, If Ever I Fall. Early on it felt like two hands reached out of the pages and hauled me into this powerful, compelling and emotional story – and they didn’t release their grip until the final words had been … Continue reading Book Review: If Ever I Fall.
How often can you say that a book is like nothing you have ever read before? Well, Birds Art Life Death is exactly that for me. Every paragraph, every sentence, every word, even, of Kyo Maclear’s memoir felt like it had been carefully, and maybe painstakingly, selected – and the result is...perfection. The title suggests … Continue reading Book Review: Birds Art Life Death.
Just The Two Of Us, a debut novel by Georgie Capron, could so easily have been my own life story, which is probably why I found it hard to put down. The main character, Lucy, is the “wrong side of 30”, single and her biological clock is ticking loudly. She longs for a baby but, … Continue reading Book Review: Just The Two Of Us.