No More Fairy Tales – A Review

JoAdult Books, Books

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No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet A collection of inspiring, funny, dark, mysterious, tragic, romantic, dramatic, upbeat and fantastical short stories. These 24 stories are written by a variety of authors, with the aim to inspire readers with positive visions of what a sustainable society might look like and how we might get there. The stories are … Read More

The Paris Sister – A Review

JoAdult Books, Books

The Paris Sister Cover

About the book Three sisters separated by distance but bound by love The Fry sisters enter the Roaring Twenties forever changed by their experiences during the Great War. Now, as each of their lives unfold in different corners of the globe, they come to realise that the most important bond is that of family. Desperate to save the man she … Read More

Her Secret Past – A Review

JoAdult Books, Books

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About The Book Jean Angus pours the last of the lukewarm tea into her chipped cup, shivering as she looks outside into the dark night. Her eyes are drawn to a slow movement not far from her cosy farmhouse. She’s not expecting visitors. And as the back door opens with a bang, she doesn’t even have time to shout for … Read More

Margate Bookie…


Margate Bookie lit fest

…the friendly literature festival by the sea The Margate Bookie is a celebration of literature that happens right on the gorgeous Kent coastline. This year it’s running at the beginning of June, and I’ve been chatting to Francesca Baker about what makes it so special. Beginnings The Margate Bookie is a Registered Charity (1174819) that was set up by Andreas … Read More

Slam Poetry: Talk To The Paw

JoAdult Books, Books

Talk To The Paw Slam Poetry Collection

It began on an otherwise gloomy February morning, when an email slid into my inbox enquiring whether I would be interested in interviewing a Kent based writer. Beyond the page, this author was also making waves in the world of slam poetry. I am always honoured when I am asked to review someone’s work or interview a fellow creative, and … Read More

A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm – Review

JoAdult Books, Books

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About the book It’s almost Christmas in Heritage Cove – the village tree is all lit-up, the bakery is full of festive treats, the tea rooms and waffle shack are welcoming locals inside out of the cold, and for some of the residents of the Cove, snow might not be the only thing they’re wishing for this year… Tilly is … Read More

The Boy Who Breathed Underwater

JoBooks, Children's Books

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I’m thrilled to be bringing you a review of another children’s book today – The Boy Who Breathed Underwater. About the book When lying in his bed, a boy is visited by a genie. He is given a week to try out different superhero powers. What adventures will he have, and which power will he choose to keep? What did … Read More

Never Fall For Your Fiancée – A Review

JoAdult Books, Books


I am absolutely delighted to be bringing you a review of Never Fall For Your Fiancée on its publication day! Thank you to Virginia Heath for gifting me an e-copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. About The Book The trouble with lies is they have a tendency to catch a man out. The last thing Hugh … Read More

Paramedic Chris – A Review

JoBooks, Children's Books

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I’m delighted to be bringing you not one, but three children’s books in review today! All based on central character Chris, the books focus on the varied work of our wonderful ambulance crews. About the books Paramedic Chris; Paramedic Chris A Helping Hand; and Paramedic Chris A Sorry Bully, are aimed at children aged four to ten years old. They … Read More