Devotion by Hannah Kent 

There are certain writers whose work I always look forward to reading, and for whom I am always excited to hear of their forthcoming projects, and Hannah Kent is one of them. I loved both of Hannah's previous novels, with the Burial Rites in particular a favourite of mine - and one of few novels that … Continue reading Devotion by Hannah Kent 

Books and Looks – A tour of my bookshelf and wardrobe 

In the absence of an actual book review (new review coming next week, I’m writing this here so I don’t forget!) I thought I would write a little post about something book related that has been keeping me occupied over the last seven months now – a feature I decided to name ‘A Book and … Continue reading Books and Looks – A tour of my bookshelf and wardrobe 

Red Is My Heart by Antoine Laurain and Le Sonneur 

Today marks one week to go until the publication of Antoine Laurain’s latest novel, Red Is My Heart, translated by Jane Aitken. Laurain has published several award-winning novels which have been translated into fourteen languages, capturing the attention of countless readers. These include the brilliant The Presidents Hat, which is a nostalgic read for me … Continue reading Red Is My Heart by Antoine Laurain and Le Sonneur 

The Key In The Lock by Beth Underdown 

Anyone who has followed me via my blog or social media over the years may already be aware that several of my all-time favourite novels are works of historical fiction. And I have often joked about how I have the appearance of a troubled Victorian maid, owing to my fair skin and my desire to buy … Continue reading The Key In The Lock by Beth Underdown 

B: A Year In Plagues & Pencils by Edward Carey

Edward Carey has become one of those writers whose work I always look forward to. The first of his books that I read, Little, which is a fascinating story around the life of Madame Tussaud was one of my favourite books a few years ago. I also enjoyed The Swallowed Man, an intriguing tale narrated … Continue reading B: A Year In Plagues & Pencils by Edward Carey

Dead Relatives by Lucie McKnight Hardy 

Having previously loved Lucie McKnight Hardy’s novel Water Shall Refuse Them, I was very excited when it was announced that she had a collection of short stories coming out this Autumn, and even more excited when a proof copy arrived which felt like a perfect, chilling read for Halloween.  Dead Relatives is a collection of 13 stories, beginning with the … Continue reading Dead Relatives by Lucie McKnight Hardy 

Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin

July saw the publication of Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead, the debut novel by Emily Austin. As I was scrolling through social media one day its bold cover and intriguing title caught my attention, and on further investigation, where I established this was billed as a darkly humorous read with an anxiety prone protagonist, I knew it would be … Continue reading Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin

My Body Keeps Your Secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crowley

Today is publication day for My Body Keeps Your Secrets, the first full length book written by acclaimed essayist and journalist Lucia Osborne-Crowley. Her previous works include I Choose Elena, an essay on trauma and survival which drew praise from fellow writers and helped connect Lucia to many readers as she gives a voice to … Continue reading My Body Keeps Your Secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crowley

Glass by Emily Cooper

Today's review is something a little different for me as it is the first time I have ever written a review for a poetry collection (a fact which will become evident, I am sure!) I have previously been a little apprehensive about reading and writing about poetry, perhaps because I’ve never really been sure where to start or whether I … Continue reading Glass by Emily Cooper

My Policeman by Bethan Roberts

Today I have a review of My Policeman, the third novel by Bethan Roberts which was originally published in 2012, for which I received a copy in anticipation of the film adaptation which is currently in production. With lots of excitement surrounding the film - which boasts the extremely popular Emma Corrin and Harry Styles amongst its … Continue reading My Policeman by Bethan Roberts