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So I have been asked why there are only positive reviews on this page. Surely there are bad books? Where do they go? The...

You may recognise the author. Yes, I may have talked about his mysteries and thrillers, but this is different. This is one...

Imagine the catastrophe of a family of four, finding themselves in a car accident. Two are killed instantly. Why is it that...

“I wonder if you would come and sleep in the night with me. And talk.” Would you say yes? What if you were a 7-year-old...

I am going to say the dreaded word: Brexit. Let’s rehash the referendum once more, Stephen Clarke-style. Brit in France,...

Let’s be honest, the summer is the best time to read. If it is sunny we can sit outside and enjoy a good book, if...

By now you know I am not a regular reader of crimes and thrillers. Correction, I am a regular, just not a frequent reader...

Buried deep in the north of Alaska, in the middle of winter where night lasts for several weeks, is the story of Ruby and...

Having very little time to read as the past couple of weeks have been very busy, the start of this book got me back into...

Adam is nine years old and his mother, Cara, has done everything to make his life normal, to make him a happy boy. He is...

This is a story about discovering one’s roots. As simple as this. Faith’s parents came from Jamaica on a banana...

In 2014, around 50 million people used Tinder; Rosy Edwards was one of them. After a bad breakup, she is set up by friends,...

Summer is here! Or maybe it just seems like it, living in Tenerife? Anyway, it is time to start thinking about what to take...

This book is not about suspense, or about a plot twist. The story is given away at the start: Alice has met a new man after...

I am reluctant to jump on bestsellers; if everyone is reading them, they must be very mainstream and general, or simply the...

It may or may not be your generation, but it is more or less mine: BBC comedy Beautiful People.  Only a few episodes long...

Found at a car boot sale in a small village in Tenerife on a Sunday morning, it’s the typical family drama you expect...

“To be a neurosurgeon? To teach? I didn’t know. But if I did not know what I wanted, I had learned something,...

Each day there is a new conversation on the topic of gender equality, which is by definition the rights and opportunities...

We all want a home, a place we belong. Even the traveller, who loves nothing more than being on the road, will eventually...

I give out five star reviews carefully. This is one of them. Starting out, it seems to be a new version of Room: Lily has...

I remember this book from a few years ago. Looking at all the local fruit here in Tenerife (yes, I currently live where others...

A word of warning, the English translation is still a year away, but having just finished the original French version published...

Seeing an Eva Ibbotson book in one of the used bookshops around London a few months ago was a trip down memory lane. How...