Book Review: Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan (plus my own history of childhood reading)

The Blurb: When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She … Continue reading Book Review: Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan (plus my own history of childhood reading)

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Book Review: The Devil’s Dice by Roz Watkins

The Blurb: ‘A pacy, twisty read that had me on the edge of my seat…what a brilliant debut! ’KL Slater A SHOCKING DEATH A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches. A SINISTER MESSAGE Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded … Continue reading Book Review: The Devil’s Dice by Roz Watkins

Saturday Shelf Selections: 17th Feb

  Confession: a couple of weeks ago I had the idea of starting a weekly post featuring what titles I had bought/ received, the idea being that it would show what reviews will be coming up and what publications are out soon. Of course I then promptly forgot, and here we are. So from now on … Continue reading Saturday Shelf Selections: 17th Feb

Book Review: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom

The Blurb: ‘I’ve googled it, how to die,’ Jenny says to Maureen. ‘It was full of climbing this mountain, swimming that sea, becoming a marathon runner and raising millions for charity.’ ‘Sounds like bloody hard work. You can make it more fun than that surely?’ Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom

Mancub reviews: Defender of The Realm by Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler

I am handing the blog over to my eldest today to review a book my kids have kindly been sent to read and LOVED so we thought a post of its own was in order and hopefully if it goes down well he will want to come and write more for me. He loves a book dab... Defenders of … Continue reading Mancub reviews: Defender of The Realm by Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler

Book Review: The Queen Of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

The Blurb: Have you ever wished for a different mother? Dido has... Dido Sylvia Jones is six years and twenty-seven days old when she moves from London squat to suburban Essex and promptly falls in love with Tom Trevelyan, the boy next door. It's not just Tom that Dido falls for, though: it's also his … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen Of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin