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Some books turn out to be completely different from what you imagined. This one was a struggle for me to finish. If you follow our Reader’s Corner segment...

Intrigued by our review of The Brighton Mermaid? Well, we’ve got a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! For your chance to win, simply complete the...

I’m just going to come out and say it, awful auntie is weird. But I don’t think David Walliams would want it any other way. For a children’s play,...

It’s both a thriller and a book set in a bookstore – what more could you want? I will always favour books with librarians, booksellers or bookworms,...

Enthralled by our review of the Bright Ideas Bookstore, our book of the month for April? It really is a must read! We warn you though; you’ll not be...

Intrigued by our review of BRIT(ish) by Afua Hirsch? Give it a try, on us! We’ve one copy of this interesting book to give to one lucky reader. To...

Brit(ish) is about a search for identity. It is about the everyday racism that plagues British society. It is about our awkward, troubled relationship...

The shop windows are lined with hearts and red ribbon, pink cupcakes in the bakeries and everyone seems to have advice on how to find THE ONE. Here is...

If you were inspired by Claire’s review of the highly acclaimed book, self-care for the real world by Nadia Narain and Katia Phillips Narain, to...

Dear Reader, Welcome to my lunch break. Please don’t feel like you have been squeezed into my day, typing with one hand and eating with the other....

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...