Book Review – The Fabulous Frances Farquharson

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The Colourful Life of an American in the Highlands About the book: Taken from the book sleeve: Born in 1902 in Seattle, Washington, Frances Lovell Oldham left her hometown in her early twenties to pursue a journalism career in Europe. At a time when women rarely found independent success, Frances transcended boundaries as a working woman in London, becoming fashion editor … Read More

The Door-to-Door Bookstore – A Book Review

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About the book The Door-to-Door Bookstore There’s a book written for every one of us…Carl may be 72 years old, but he’s young at heart. Every night he goes door-to-door delivering books by hand to his loyal customers. He knows their every desire and preference, carefully selecting the perfect story for each person. One evening as he makes his rounds, … Read More

When We Were Friends

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About the book Four friends, one big secret… and the journey of a lifetime. It’s nineteen years since they stopped speaking to each other, but now Morgan needs to contact her three best friends from school: Paige, Emily and Tiff. Her teenage son wants to meet his dad and Morgan can’t ignore his requests any longer. And Paige, Emily and … Read More

Missing – A Review

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About the book Single mum Ellie is shown a missing person post on Facebook.It’s of her three-year-old son, Tyler…But he’s right there, holding her hand. Surely this is some kind of prank – she knows her friend Louise can go too far with her jokes sometimes. And Ellie is used to the other mums gossiping at the school gates… But … Read More

A Disappearance in Fiji – Book Review

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About the book A Disappearance in Fiji 1914, Fiji: Sergeant Akal Singh would rather be anywhere than this tropical paradise – or, as he calls it, ‘this godforsaken island’. After a promising start to his police career in Hong Kong, Akal has been sent to the far-flung colony of Fiji as punishment for a humiliating professional mistake. Lonely and embarrassed, he … Read More

The Little Paris Toyshop – A Review

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About the book In the tangled streets of Paris, there is a toyshop…  A place where memories are lost and found, where pain and love, regret and joy are waiting to be discovered. The old man sets the animals in the cars of the miniature train. A tiger with a jewelled collar, a monkey in a pillbox hat, a poodle, … Read More

The Time Between Space: A Review

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There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth… Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Drama/ Dark Comedy About the book ‘The Time Between Space is a complex but compelling narrative exploring a multitude of significant themes, including childhood trauma, mental health, false memory, the destructive nature of fame, and the relevance of astrophysics in everyday life.’ Michelle Ryles … Read More

The Family Next Door

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About the book No one really knows what goes on behind closed doors. On the quiet street of St Brigid’s Road in Dublin, Eileen Murphy lives alone at number 26 with her dog Dora. Virtually a recluse, she keeps herself to herself as she tries to come to terms with her tragic past.Next door in number 28 lives beautiful Lucy … Read More

Us Two – A Review

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About the book When Florence met Rowena, they knew for sure that they would always be friends. Wayward parents, boring teachers, teenage crushes, first heartbreaks – anything and everything could be faced as long as Florence had Rowena by her side. But then she didn’t. And life had to be redrawn and reconsidered. Being a grown-up has its perks, but … Read More

The Secret of Villa Alba

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A Book Review About the book 1968, Sicily.  Just months after a terrible earthquake has destroyed the mountain town of Gibellina, Enzo and his wife Irene Borgata are making their way back to the family home, Villa Alba del Ciliegio, on roads overlooked by the eerie backdrop of the flattened ghost town.  When their car breaks down, Enzo leaves his … Read More