Book Review: The Island Villa by Lily Graham

  The Blurb: A story of two sisters, living in a time of fear and betrayal, and rumours of a stranger on the island. If you loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah or The Island by Victoria Hislop, you’ll devour this dramatic book-club read set in a beautiful Spanish villa where the walls whisper with … Continue reading Book Review: The Island Villa by Lily Graham

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May Round Up

Hi! I've been a little quieter in recent weeks because I think sometimes it's just good to sit back, enjoy the sunny weather and read for pleasure, so that's what I've been doing (as well as gardening and hanging out with the kids). I wasn't sure a monthly round up would be worthwhile but actually … Continue reading May Round Up

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)

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

Kids Read for Fun – Our Thumbs-up Recommendations Ages 7-12

  I've received a couple of requests in the past few months (and witnessed a couple of tweets also) asking for author/series/title recommendations for children of various ages. I love these requests as it's always enlightening to see what other kids' have enjoyed reading and there's always an abundance of great advice on Twitter so … Continue reading Kids Read for Fun – Our Thumbs-up Recommendations Ages 7-12