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

The Waterfront Lass – A Review

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The Waterfront Lass: About the book Wakefield 1870 On the banks of the River Calder, Meg Taylor struggles to care for her younger siblings and sick mother whilst her father is away working as a boatman on the canals. The slums where they live are rife with disease, and Meg longs for a different life, away from the grinding poverty, … Read More

The Memory of You – A Review

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About the book A gorgeously uplifting story about memories, storytelling, love and friendship, about the journeys we take and the people we meet, what we remember and how there are some things we can never forget. Alex would like to believe she’s a woman who has it all. Or that’s what she tells everyone, including herself. But this is far … Read More

The Vanishing of Class 3B

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About the book The Vanishing of Class 3B One spring morning, a bus full of children and their teachers from a Cotswolds primary school head off on a much-anticipated day trip. But as night falls and the well-heeled parents – one or two of them famous, as well as wealthy – wait at the school to collect their weary offspring, … Read More

One Moment In Time – A Review

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Sometimes the best surprises reveal the most shocking secrets. After three decades of marriage, Brenda Jones has decided to leave her husband, just as soon as they both return from a mystery trip with their daughter Zara. But she has no idea that Zara is flying them to Las Vegas to renew their vows. Zara Jones has recreated almost every … Read More

Broken: Mending and Repair in a Throwaway World

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About the book: Broken: Mending and Repair in a Throwaway World is the sixth book by award-winning craft and sustainability writer Katie Treggiden, with a foreword by The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades. Tackling the topic of repair, Treggiden explores the societal, cultural and environmental role that repair plays through five in-depth essays, before celebrating and profiling 25 artists, curators, menders … Read More

Second Chances Book Review

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Second Chances is a touching tale that takes us on a journey from India to Kent, UK, following the intertwined lives of the residents who live on the same road. At the heart of the story is Molly—kind-hearted, resilient, and determined to make a fresh start after her husband Rory leaves her and their son Jamie. But when Jamie disappears on … Read More