Lucy's Mitchell's debut is written straight from the heart – and it shows. I was only on page two when her story had me welling up. I had no doubt from that point on that reading Instructions For Falling In Love Again was going to be a treat. It didn't disappoint. It is funny, emotional, … Continue reading Book Review: Instructions For Falling In Love Again.
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.
Is it possible for a book written entirely in letters to sustain my interest? If you’d have asked me before I started Dear Lily, I would have said ‘no’. In fact, if you’d asked me about 10% of the way through Drew Davies’ second book, I would have still said ‘no’ but something happened as … Continue reading Book review: Dear Lily.