Grown Ups by Marian Keyes
May07

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

I’ve wanted to read Grown Ups by Marian Keyes since it was published last year. But I was sensible and waited for the paperback, and even then it took me a while to get round to reading it. I wanted to read it because I love everything Marian Keyes does. I love her gentle humour, her quirky Irish phrases and especially the warmth of her relatable and flawed characters. And even though I love everything she does, Grown Ups is to...

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Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
Apr30

Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

I bought Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce in Sainsbury’s, just before Waterstones reopened. I loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and also enjoyed her other novels – Perfect and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. But mainly I bought Miss Benson’s Beetle because I judged a book by its cover and I loved both the cover and the title. Britain in 1950 is a dreary place. Margery...

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Tall Bones by Anna Bailey
Apr23

Tall Bones by Anna Bailey

Tall Bones is the recently published debut novel by Anna Bailey. I picked it up in Sainsbury’s just before Waterstones reopened, because I was running out of books. Like myself, Anna Bailey grew up in Gloucestershire, but you would never guess it from Tall Bones. The book is inspired by her experiences of living in small-town America as a young adult. Best friends Abi and Emma only have each other. They feel like outsiders in...

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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
Apr16

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

I bought The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal last summer, but then didn’t get round to reading it. There was something about the cover which didn’t appeal (yes, I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover) and there was always another book or two which I was more excited to read. I would never have bought it at all if it wasn’t for the recommendation of fellow book blogger Carole from Carole Finds Her Wings....

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Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
Apr14

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

My husband bought me Dear Child by Romy Hausmann for Valentine’s Day, with a bit of help from my daughter, who understands my taste in books very well! I hadn’t heard of it before, but it is definitely a book I would have chosen herself. A woman calling herself Lena is injured in a nasty car accident. Could this be the woman called Lena who was abducted 13 years ago? The woman’s daughter tells a story of a cabin in...

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Run Well by Dr Juliet McGrattan #ad
Apr09

Run Well by Dr Juliet McGrattan #ad

I was sent a copy of Run Well for the purposes of this review, but it’s definitely a book I would have bought anyway! #ad Run Well is the latest brilliant book by doctor, runner (and blogging friend), Dr Juliet McGrattan. Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting out, there can’t be a single runner out there who hasn’t thought at some point ‘Can I run with… symptom/ illness/ injury?’....

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