Book Review: Don’t You Forget About Me.

If I was putting together a course for people wanting to write chick lit, female-led fiction or whatever you’re comfortable calling it, Mhairi McFarlane’s latest book would be required reading. Don’t You Forget About Me is an exemplar of the genre; it fizzes with energy, it’s hilariously funny and offers some swoon-worthy romance but at … Continue reading Book Review: Don’t You Forget About Me.

Book Review: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton.

A brief interlude playing violin in junior school confirmed to my parents and ALL of our neighbours that I was not a musical prodigy - unless screechy, jumpy versions of Twinkle Twinkle are a sign of greatness? Despite that, I have always had a secret hankering to play the ‘cello, which lives on to this … Continue reading Book Review: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton.