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Claire Herbaux

As a travel fan, Claire, who was born in France, travelled to Bristol to complete her degree in Journalism. Since graduating, Claire has taken a post in Canada where she freelance travel writes and reviews books. Claire is an avid reader who once wrote about her reading journey. We are excited to have someone so passionate about reading to recommend up and coming must reads and highlight her own reading experience.

After six months it is time to leave Vancouver, leave Canada, and head east to Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York. One of my favourite places in...

Today is World Book Day! It may seem there is something everyday – it is a fact actually – and it seems everything has a day. Today is also...

Where a book is set seems like a detail – at least until you read the first one set in a place familiar to you. Then you understand how it matters,...

After the book sold over two million copies in its first year, was on the New York Times Bestseller list for two months and shortlisted for the Women’s...

“For good measure I told him I’d met just about everyone – Joyce, Wells, Bennett, Woolf, Huxley, Hemingway, Waugh. As the names tripped off...

Sarah is the vice president of Human Resources in a big consulting firm, wife, home-owner and mother of three and suddenly, she has an accident and is...

How many social media accounts do you have? Two? Four? All of them? It is safe to say we all enjoy our Facebook, Twitter, maybe Instagram or Pinterest…...

I would love to start with a quote, one of the many, that shows why I read this book cover to cover. But the truth is, I have already passed it on for...

Four years ago I read Still Alice, Lisa Genova’s first novel, self-published. You may recognise it because of the talks around the film that was released...

The quality of a book is often defined by its story. It seems like stating the obvious, but with the array of books and authors out there nowadays, it...

A cute puppy on the outside, a dramatic and breathtaking story on the inside. Even before it made it to the bookshops, this book already had a history!...

Welcome to 2015! We have lots to look forward to: new book releases (Housebroken, new Cardiff Bay Investigations, Katie Fforde’s new A Vintage Wedding,...

369 pages, first published by Harper Collins June 2013 Tish Cohen is known in her adult and young adult novels to write around the topic of family, how...

I came across The Dog Year in the Yale bookshop. I only looked at the back to see if it actually had anything to do with a dog; it said a dog got someone...

Lost Edens – A True Story, by Jamie Patterson 210 pages, paperback Published August 2011 by Beaver’s Pond Press A warning ahead: Any review you read...

December is coming! This means Christmas concerts, decorations, stockings, cookie baking, mulled wine and hot chocolate; and then there’s the issue of...

256 pages, published November 2008 When we  speak of fiction books, they are usually for entertainment. And entertainment comes in many forms; it doesn’t...