I spent quite a bit of time after reading the synopsis to Secrets And Seashells At Rainbow Bay pondering what I’d do in the unlikely event of a distant relative leaving me a castle. In truth, I know I wouldn’t handle it half as well as single mum Amelia who appeared well equipped to transform … Continue reading Book Review: Secrets And Seashells At Rainbow Bay.
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.