Book Review: Lost For Words.

There was no growing to like Loveday, the main character in Stephanie Butland’s novel, Lost For Words, it was an instant and lasting connection. Maybe it was simply a shared love of books? Although I don’t think love is a strong enough word for what they mean to her. Maybe it was her comic timing. … Continue reading Book Review: Lost For Words.

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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.

Book Review: The Winter That Made Us.

If you want to get your new year reading off to a cracking start, I highly recommend Kate Field’s latest, The Winter That Made Us. I could easily sum it up in one word for you: perfect. Of course, you probably want a few more, as this is a review, and I’m happy to provide … Continue reading Book Review: The Winter That Made Us.

Book Review: The Wisdom Of Sally Red Shoes.

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.