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April 2017

Book Review: Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown #LittleSisterBook

Book reviews By April 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Isabel Ashdown returns to the Isle of Wight* for the setting of her latest novel, Little Sister, and rather appropriately for this dark tale of sibling rivalry and lost children she’s gone over to slightly wilder West Wight. (I lived on this side of the island for nine years before leaving to go to university, so I was excited to read…

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Book Review: We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings #BeginAsStrangers #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By April 25, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Harriet Cummings’ debut novel We All Begin As Strangers is inspired by real events that took place in her home town the year she was born. In providing her own take on the mysterious intruder ‘The Fox’, she weaves a contemporary tale of the loneliness, suspicion, gossip and misunderstandings rife even in the smallest community. It’s 1984, and summer is scorching the…

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Book Review: Falling Creatures by Katherine Stansfield

Book reviews By April 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Katherine Stansfield’s Falling Creatures is a wonderfully evocative historical novel and a reimagining of a real murder that took place on Bodmin Moor, one now firmly entrenched within local folklore. Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely moorland farm not far from Jamaica Inn, farmhand Shilly finds love in the arms of Charlotte Dymond. But Charlotte has many secrets, possessing powers that…

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Author Q&A and Book Review: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg #AllGrownUp #BlogTour

Authors, Blog tour, Book reviews By April 11, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg today as part of the blog tour for her latest novel, All Grown Up. Here’s who and what it’s all about: Andrea is a single, childless 39-year-old woman who tries to navigate family, sexuality, friendships and a career she never wanted, but battles with thoughts and desires that few…

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Book Review: The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti #SamuelHawley

Book reviews By April 7, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Hannah Tinti’s The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley reminds me of adventure books I read as a child, but is the modern-day, grown-up version of them. It’s exactly the kind of book I search for on bookshop shelves. Which probably explains why I loved it. After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter Loo…

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Author Interview: Louise Walters #ALifeBetweenUs

Authors By April 4, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Last Thursday, I reviewed A Life Between Us. Today I’m delighted to welcome Louise Walters to the Nut Press to talk about her second novel. Louise, I’m interested in where A Life Between Us began for you.  I started with one character, Tina (called Nell initially), and I knew she was missing somebody important. Everything else followed on from that. Do…

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