Review :: PIRANESI :: Susanna Clarke

Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and […]

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Christmas :: Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes :: Jessica Redland

It’s Christmas in Whitsborough Bay. With fairy lights connecting the shops and cafés on either side of the cobbles, Castle Street seems magical. And in such a magical place, surely Christmas wishes can come true. Carly Travis, owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, has two Christmas wishes this year. Her first is for her younger sister, Bethany, […]

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KIDLIT :: Thank you for Feeding Freckle :: Cheyney McDonnell

The team at Five Mile Books got in touch with me recently to ask if they could send some books for A and I to review. Obviously we jumped at the chance – they publish some of the most beautiful kids books out there! A package arrived from them on Monday – perfect timing as […]

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Review :: Dead-End Detective :: Amanda Flowers

Darby Piper is in shock. Samantha Porter—her mentor and business partner at Two Girls Detective Agency—has died in a car crash, and it doesn’t look like an accident. In fact, evidence is pointing toward Darby. Darby had expected to inherit Samantha’s half of the agency, but Samantha had recently changed the will to leave it […]

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Q&A :: Petronella McGovern :: The Good Teacher

A week or so ago I reviewed Petronella McGovern’s new novel, The Good Teacher, a contemporary thriller about love and relationships and trust and community. The book absolutely grabbed me – there were so many threads and twists that just came together so cleverly, and I am absolutely fascinated by how suspense writers craft such […]

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CHRISTMAS 2020 :: Top 5 New Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

I’m never really quite sure when to start sharing festive content here, because I know that most people don’t want to hear about Christmas this far ahead, but at the same time I want to give you enough time to track down the books (and related goodies) that I talk about in time for you […]

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