Happy birthday, 18 year old son!
Oct19

Happy birthday, 18 year old son!

My younger son, my beautiful boy, is 18 years old. I can’t believe I now have two adult ‘children’. My son came into the world as a big, grey baby. He was 9lb 3 and slow to start breathing and crying. He spent a few hours in special care due to a heart murmur, where he attracted a fair bit of attention. Even ‘normal’ sized babies were a phenomenon there. Nine pound babies were unheard of! My younger son...

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Silent Sunday 17.10.21
Oct17

Silent Sunday 17.10.21

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The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
Oct15

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

The Night She Disappeared is the latest thriller by Lisa Jewell. I love Lisa Jewell’s thrillers and had been looking forward to reading this one, but it’s currently only out in hardback. I have a rule of not buying myself hardbacks as they’re a waste of money. It’s OK for other people to buy them for me though, so I asked my eldest to get me this one for my birthday! And I’m so glad I did. It’s...

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Historical fiction for beginners
Oct12

Historical fiction for beginners

Until fairly recently, I wouldn’t touch historical fiction with a bargepole. The covers looked boring and I imagined the stories inside to be boring too, not to mention rather heavy. I’ve read a lot of books set in World War II and a few set in World War I, but nothing set earlier than that. I still love a thriller, psychological or otherwise, but there’s only so many stories about missing children or women abused by...

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Silent Sunday 10.10.21
Oct10

Silent Sunday 10.10.21

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