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Book Review: The Daughter of Hardie by Anne Melville

Book reviews By Aug 15, 2019 2 Comments

Anne Melville’s The Daughter of Hardie is the second book in The Hardie Family series and follows on from The House of Hardie which I reviewed on the blog last month. It focuses on Gordon and Lucy’s children and, as the title suggests, their daughter, Grace. Grace Hardie has grown up in a sweeping estate on the outskirts of Oxford. But her…

Book Review: A Little Bird Told Me by Marianne Holmes

Book reviews By Apr 01, 2019 No Comments

A young woman and her brother return to their abandoned home and an unsolved family mystery in this slow burn of a debut novel. In the scorching summer of 1976, Robyn spends her days swimming at the Lido and tagging after her brother. It’s the perfect holiday – except for the crying women her mum keeps bringing home. As the…