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If I’m being totally honest with you I wasn’t that fussed on seeing The Curious Incident. My preferred form of escapism is fantasy. But I’m glad...

The hugely successful Broadway production is finally making its UK and European premiere. I recall seeing advertisements for this show some 18 months before...

Here is a feel-good book for you. It is the kind which simply falls into place at the end, where stories come together. It is, as it reflects the idea...

I rarely go elsewhere but on Twitter and right here to share books I am passionate about. And I am careful with praise, because most readers have such...

Big Little Lies – the mini series is out on HBO. It is based on my favourite book by Liane Moriarty. Apparently Reese Witherspoon agrees, because she...

Gap years and travel adventures are often for young people, they say. When I tell anyone about my latest trip, I often hear “I wish I had travelled when...

As it’s the season of love, let’s talk romance! I asked you to pick between the Brontë sisters – and you chose Emily; great! Emily Brontë is...

When writing about Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can, I mentioned the interesting experience of having the words read by herself, the author,...

Last week I introduced you to the Tall Poppy Writers, so here is one of my favourite Poppies, and her new book. Starting with the bad news: you will need...

Part of being a reader is often finding groups to belong to: friends at a library, a book club, a friend who likes similar books, generally someone to...

Talking about classics is awkward: Which ones do we consider classics? And also, what if we haven’t read one of them? Surely you can’t be found out...

It has been six weeks since the Gilmore Girls Revival aired (which means we all had time to watch it at least six times) – but what now? There are rumours...

I apologise for bringing it up again, but let’s face it: 2016 was not great. Of course, one cannot generalise: Some of us may have had some good moments,...

In my opinion, we can still squeeze in a little Christmas reading and extend the holidays a little. This is a cute little read you can enjoy at 13 or 30...

So, it is time to make a list again: Who gets what? Who wants what? How to avoid doubles? Which book don’t they have yet? I have tried to pick a...

Yes, this is a recently published book. Yes, P.D. James passed away two years ago. How wonderful is it we get another little present from one of the best...

The election results haven’t quite sunk in yet I think. It feels like we’ve a horror thriller that’s come to life. Do you know the Brotherhood...

Zoe Whittaker has it all: Her husband is Henry Whittaker, a tycoon. He found her while she was working in a flower show and literally wooed her: The crazy...

We are a week away from the end of the madness. Sure, we are also coming up to the Christmas madness, but let’s be honest, it will be nothing compared...

Let’s get spooky! Boys and girls of every age, Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see This, our town...

Let me tell you about a book I recently read. I won’t spoil much; this is about the journey rather than the content. Whenever I read a book, I think...

If you are reading this, you won’t suffer from this problem, you may not even understand it, but there seem to be people in this world who don’t...

So I have been asked why there are only positive reviews on this page. Surely there are bad books? Where do they go? The answer is simple. First of all,...

You may recognise the author. Yes, I may have talked about his mysteries and thrillers, but this is different. This is one for anyone with pets. Dogs would...