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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:...

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

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

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

For most 16-year-olds, having to move into a small bungalow with their grandparents is not appealing, let alone...

Two lives which couldn’t be more different: Carla’s in Teguchialpa in Honduras, living in a hut with her brothers...

“Otto, The letter began, in blue ink. I’ve gone. I’ve never seen the water, so I’ve gone there. Don’t...

Let’s talk about happiness. Not just the feeling of happiness I get when I read Marc Levy, but happiness in general....

Being an expat in a sunny seaside location is easy (believe me, I have been seeing all the British expats in Tenerife...

A note to start: I am aware you may have read it the past two years, but, if like me, you like to stay away from...

Finally, it is out in paperback! When we think of serious illnesses and diseases, cancer is at the top of the list;...

“Its easy to make friends if you let pepul laff at you.” I won’t sugarcoat it, Flowers For Algernon...

David Lodge has written numerous books. How long has he been writing? Six decades? From all his books, this one...

“So,” I say to the members of the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. “These are our not-very-long-out-of-the-oven,...

Ah the holidays! Christmas baking, trimming the tree, singing carols… family. There is a reason so many films...