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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...

I am sure that everyone is familiar with David Walliams, the funny British comedian that co-created and starred in Little Britain and is a top judge on...

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...

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...

I took a chance on this one as it is completely outside of my comfort zone (I like to watch thrillers behind a duvet like normal people!); but on reading...

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...

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...

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...

It is almost time – are you in a Christmas mood yet? Well, this is sure to get you into the spirit. It is a typical feel good Christmas story; a little...

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...

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...

Imagine the catastrophe of a family of four, finding themselves in a car accident. Two are killed instantly. Why is it that one will hold on, keep fighting,...

“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 widower being asked this by...

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

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 it is rainy we have a perfect...

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

Buried deep in the north of Alaska, in the middle of winter where night lasts for several weeks, is the story of Ruby and her mother Yasmin, who are heading...