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“The Blue Bench” blog tour: Guest Post by Paul Marriner (author)

BLURB: Margate 1920 The Great War is over but Britain is still to find peace and its spirit is not yet mended. Edward and William have returned from the front as changed men. Together they have survived grotesque horrors and remain haunted by memories of comrades who did not come home. The summer season in… Continue reading “The Blue Bench” blog tour: Guest Post by Paul Marriner (author)

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Book reviews · Books (general)

“The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp” by Sarra Manning (review)

Description: Becky Sharp has big dreams and no connections. Determined to swap the gutters of Soho for the glamorous, exclusive world behind the velvet rope, Becky will do anything to achieve fame, riches and status. Whether it’s seducing society’s most eligible bachelors, or befriending silly debutantes and rich old ladies, Becky Sharp is destined for… Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp” by Sarra Manning (review)

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“One Day In December” blog tour: Interview with Josie Silver (author)

I'm sure many of you by now have heard of this wonderful new book "One Day in December" by Josie Silver. Here's the description: Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December… Continue reading “One Day In December” blog tour: Interview with Josie Silver (author)

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“Pages & Co: Tilly and the Book Wanderers” by Anna James (review)

This was a book I absolutely wanted to read from the moment it was announced and I was so thrilled to receive a proof copy for review. Here's the description:- Since her mother’s disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents’ bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of… Continue reading “Pages & Co: Tilly and the Book Wanderers” by Anna James (review)

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“The Skylark’s War” by Hilary McKay (review)

Description: The Skylark's War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert.… Continue reading “The Skylark’s War” by Hilary McKay (review)

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“The Memory Collector” by Fiona Harper (review)

Description: Heather Lucas lives her life through other people’s memories. Heather doesn’t want to remember her childhood, not when her mother’s extreme hoarding cast her family life into disarray. For Heather’s mother, every possession was intimately connected to a memory, so when Heather uncovers a secret about her past that could reveal why her mother… Continue reading “The Memory Collector” by Fiona Harper (review)

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“Make or Break” by Catherine Bennetto (review)

Having already been a big fan of Catherine after reading "How not to Fall in Love Actually", I was thrilled to get my hands on this book (thanks Sara-Jade). To start off, we are introduced to the main character Jess and her hectic life. What endeared her to me almost straight away was the sacrifice… Continue reading “Make or Break” by Catherine Bennetto (review)