Frankie: The Woman who Saved Millions from Thalidomide

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“Thalidomide: patented in Germany as a non-toxic cure-all for sleeplessness and morning sickness. A wonder drug with no side-effects. We know differently now. Today, thalidomide is a byword for tragedy and drug reform – a sign of what happens when things aren’t done ‘the right way’. But when it was released in the 1950s, it was the best thing since … Read More

An Interview with Alice May

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It’s always an honour to have the opportunity to hear what inspires authors, and today I have the pleasure of sharing my interview with Alice May with you. May has written an incredible trilogy of books based on her personal experience of a house that “sat down”! Hi Alice, can you tell me a little more about yourself? Hello. I … Read More

A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead

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“When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go … But… What could possibly go wrong? Why did the class not feel well? Read the book to find out.” What did we think? I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for A Spooky Tale! My boys loved Sue’s … Read More

Hallowed Ground – A Review

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“This magical story is inspired by the most haunting and least explored country in the world – Namibia – with its foggy Skeleton Coast, buried goldmines, shocking secrets and awe-inspiring sand dunes. Spread across the face of its deserts are hundreds of miles of ‘fairy circles’: vast enough to be seen from space.  They grow and die with the same … Read More

Charles and Ada

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The Computer’s Most Passionate Partnership   “The partnership of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace was one that would change science forever. They were an unlikely pair – one the professor son of a banker, the other the only child of an acclaimed poet and a social-reforming mathematician – but perhaps that is why their work is so revolutionary. They were … Read More

Carved In Bone

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“A new mystery by six-time Lambda Literary award winner, Michael Nava. Set in San Francisco in 1984, Henry Rios, a gay criminal defense lawyer,  is fresh out of rehab and trying to put his life back together. He’s hired by an insurance company to investigate the apparently accidental death by carbon monoxide poisoning of Bill Ryan in the Castro Street … Read More

Gorgito’s Ice Rink – A Review

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Gorgito’s Ice Rink was runner up in Writing Magazine’s 2015 Self-Published Book of the Year Awards.   “Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can keeping a new promise make up for breaking an old one? When Gorgito Tabatadze sees his sister run off with a soldier, he is bereft. When she disappears … Read More

A Ration Book Childhood

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“In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever. With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London’s East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing is more challenging than ever, but they are doing all they can to … Read More

Flora Air – A Review

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  “Flora Air is passionate about writing and she dreams of becoming an author, but she’s in a fog with her mundane day job. She meets a charismatic professor who nurtures her writing and suddenly her dreams seem possible. A touch of magic at the professor’s home adds old-fashioned charm and enchantment to Flora’s writing journey. When she realises she … Read More

A Right Royal Face-Off

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It is 1777, and England’s second-greatest portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough, has a thriving practice a stone’s thrown from London’s royal palaces, while the press talks up his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, the pedantic theoretician who is the top dog of British portraiture. Fonder of the low life than high society, Gainsborough loathes pandering to grand sitters, but he changes … Read More