From the first sentence, this book felt big, epic, a magnum opus. The Other Half Of Augusta Hope reminded me of a whirlpool with two powerful stories chasing each other, getting ever closer. There is violence and destruction in the vortex but also beauty and hope. It’s amazing to think this remarkable book is Joanna … Continue reading Book Review: The Other Half Of Augusta Hope.
Fun fact: When I was a teenager, I was completely obsessed with Harley Davidson motorbikes – despite having never even sat on one, let alone gone for a ride. Actually, there must still be some Harley love inside me because when I saw a bike on the beautiful cover of Sue McDonagh’s book, Summer At … Continue reading Book Review: Summer At The Art Cafe.
As I was reading Shari Low’s new book I was reminded of the first line from Philip Larkin’s popular poem, This Be The Verse, ‘They f**k you up, your mum and dad'. We see that in action across three generations in This Is Me, going from one extreme to another - although I know which … Continue reading Book Tour: This Is Me.
There’s never a good time to be ill but receiving Susanna Bavin’s new book in the post the day before I was struck down with the latest school lurgy (thanks, Freya) certainly helped soften the blow. While a full body ache, temperature and sore throat were not ideal, a day tucked up in bed was … Continue reading Book Review: The Poor Relation.