All the Murmuring Bones is pictured standing upright with the cover facing the camera. Right behind it in the background is a herb garden filled with parsley and sage and rosemary (and I'm sure there's some thyme too!)

Orphaned as a young child, Miren O’Malley has been brought up by her grandparents on their isolated, rambling estate Hob’s Hallow. Long ago her family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer, the terrifying creatures who live in the depths of the sea: safety for their merchant ships in return for a child […]

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Review :: The French Gift :: Kirsty Manning

A copy of The French Gift by Kirsty Manning sits in a sunbeam on a wooden table with a cup of coffee next to it.

Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot Bisset, a former maid from the Riviera, finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter, Josephine Murant. Together, they are transferred to a work camp in Germany, where the secrets they share will bind them for generations to come. Present-day Paris: Evie Black lives above her botanical […]

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#LOVEOZYA :: Waking Romeo :: Kathryn Barker

YEAR: 2083. LOCATION: LONDON. MISSION: WAKE ROMEO. It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the ‘now’, living off the scraps that were left behind. Among these are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But things […]

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Harper Holt’s close-knit family is always moving. All she wants is to have a normal, quiet life – in one place. But when she experiences a devastating loss, she realises that her future will never be the way she imagined it. She will have to find a support system and a strength she never knew […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Maya Linnell

Hello! Happy first Sunday of Advent! This week passed in an absolute blur for me, but I’m looking forward to the next week and seeing in December – I have this week off work and I’m looking forward to some reading and movie watching and maybe some baking if it isn’t too hot! Speaking of […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Sandy Barker

A couple of years ago I did a little series of Q&As with authors where we talked about books and Christmas. It was so much fun that this year I’ve decided to bring them back! First up to chat Christmas with me is the lovely Sandy Barker. Sandy has a new novel out called The […]

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