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“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...

Having very little time to read as the past couple of weeks have been very busy, the start of this book got me back into bookworm mode as I call it: The...

Adam is nine years old and his mother, Cara, has done everything to make his life normal, to make him a happy boy. He is behind on other children his age,...

This book is not about suspense, or about a plot twist. The story is given away at the start: Alice has met a new man after her husband, Ben, dies while...

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

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

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

We all want a home, a place we belong. Even the traveller, who loves nothing more than being on the road, will eventually yearn for a place they feel at...

I give out five star reviews carefully. This is one of them. Starting out, it seems to be a new version of Room: Lily has been held captive since her abduction...

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

A word of warning, the English translation is still a year away, but having just finished the original French version published in 2013, here is a spoiler:...

Seeing an Eva Ibbotson book in one of the used bookshops around London a few months ago was a trip down memory lane. How many did I read when I was younger?...

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

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

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

Let’s talk about happiness. Not just the feeling of happiness I get when I read Marc Levy, but happiness in general. What it means to people, what happiness...

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

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 the big hypes of the book world, then...

Finally, it is out in paperback! When we think of serious illnesses and diseases, cancer is at the top of the list; followed by? That’s where opinions...

“Its easy to make friends if you let pepul laff at you.” I won’t sugarcoat it, Flowers For Algernon is sad, not always easy to digest and this...