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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Book reviews, Giveaway By December 7, 2016 3 Comments

Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven is a book I devoured when I first read it, and one I’ve kept on my shelf, gifted to friends and recommended to many others. It’s also a book worth revisiting. I feel the need of its hopeful message even more now, as 2016 draws to a close, than when it first came out…

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Book Review: The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop

Book reviews, Giveaway By December 6, 2016 Tags: , , 2 Comments

This beautiful book is well worth reading if you’ve ever felt in need of a change of scene, especially to the point of it being the answer to all your problems. The Other Side of the World is an extreme example of the grass is always greener that might help you appreciate home more or simply help you realise that…

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Book review: Under The Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Book reviews, Giveaway By December 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

If you’re looking for an epic love story filled with adventure that takes in Europe, North America and Polynesia along the way, and that has at its heart a real couple, Under the Wide and Starry Sky could be just the book for you. If you’re a fan of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry or prose, even better, because this is Nancy…

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Book Review and #Giveaway: The English Girl by Katherine Webb

Book reviews, Giveaway By November 17, 2016 Tags: , , 8 Comments

Thanks to an open book club event run by Book-ish in Crickhowell earlier this year, I read Katherine Webb’s The English Girl when it came out in hardback. Actually, thinking about it, a friend lent me their proof copy because I was so eager to read it before the event, and meeting Katherine. It was the first book of hers…

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