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August 2018

Book Review: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

Book reviews By August 30, 2018 Tags: , , 1 Comment

The Way of All Flesh is Ambrose Parry’s first novel in what is hoped will become a series. And it’s off to a very promising start here, making the most of being set against the backdrop of such an exciting time for medicine in a city known for its medical pioneers. Edinburgh, 1847. City of Medicine, Money, Murder. In the city’s Old…

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Book Review: A Boy in the Water by Tom Gregory

Book reviews By August 30, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Tom Gregory’s channel swim memoir A Boy in the Water couldn’t be more timely, published as it is the day after Lewis Pugh successfully completed The Long Swim by swimming the length of the English Channel from Cornwall to Dover. Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to…

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Book Review: The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F. John

Book reviews, Giveaway By August 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Despite its title, Rebecca John’s The Haunting of Henry Twist isn’t a ghost story in the traditional sense but it does have an ethereal feel to it, and is likely to haunt you long after finishing it. London, 1926: Henry Twist’s heavily pregnant wife leaves home to meet a friend. On the way, she is hit by a bus and killed,…

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Author Q&A & #Giveaway: Summer in San Remo by Evonne Wareham

Authors, Giveaway By August 21, 2018 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

I’m welcoming author Evonne Wareham to the Nut Press today to talk about her most recent release, Summer in San Remo, which I reviewed here. You can also win a signed copy below. What three words would you use to describe Summer in San Remo? Sunny, flirty, enigmatic. Summer in San Remo is a departure from your previous books which…

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Book Review: Summer in San Remo by Evonne Wareham

Book reviews By August 21, 2018 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

You can tell from the gorgeous cover with its mediterranean colours that Evonne Wareham’s Summer in San Remo is an altogether breezier caper then her previous romantic suspense novels. Anything could happen when you spend summer in San Remo … Running her busy concierge service usually keeps Cassie Travers fully occupied. But when a new client offers her the strangest…

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Book Review & #Giveaway: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Book reviews By August 17, 2018 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

I always used to associate Miranda Dickinson with the run up to Christmas because that’s when her previous books have come out. But her latest novel, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, bucked this trend, coming out earlier this summer, when it was an absolute joy to escape with her and her characters to the Cornish seaside resort of St Ives. Can…

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Book Review: One Thousand Stars and You by Isabelle Broom

Book reviews By August 16, 2018 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Isabelle Broom’s latest novel, One Thousand Stars and You, is set in Sri Lanka, not somewhere I know at all. However, I was confident that I could vicariously travel there because Isabelle Broom writes about place so very well. She took me to Prague in A Year and a Day and that’s still tiding me over until I actually go. Alice is settling…

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Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book reviews By August 15, 2018 Tags: , , 1 Comment

I’ve had three of Fredrik Backman’s books waiting patiently on my bookshelves for a while now. Not one of those was Beartown but when one of the book groups I’m in chose it as this month’s read, Beartown became my first Backman. In a large Swedish forest Beartown hides a dark secret . . . Cut-off from everywhere else it experiences the kind…

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Book Review: Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey

Book reviews By August 7, 2018 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

In her second novel Elizabeth is Missing author Emma Healey casts her forensic eye on a family dynamic put under strain. How do you rescue someone who has already been found? Jen’s fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana…

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Book Review: The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway by Rhys Thomas

Book reviews By August 3, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

If you’re looking for something a little different, something quirky, say, or even geeky, with a superhero for our times, where there’s quiet courage and genuine pathos, a tragic backstory, the hope of a hesitant heart, romance, kindness and humour, then you need to read The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway by Rhys Thomas. Sam Holloway has survived the worst…

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