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Book Review: You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Book reviews By April 29, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Curtis Sittenfeld’s You Think It, I’ll Say It is a collection of eleven short stories looking at our perception of not only others but ourselves as well, and just how often we get it wrong. In ‘The World Has Many Butterflies’, a married woman flirts with a man she meets at parties by playing You think it, I’ll say it, putting…

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Book Review: The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace #FindingMarthaLost #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By May 18, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

It’s the summer of 1976 and there’s a heatwave in England. Strange things happen in heatwaves and inside Liverpool’s oldest and largest railway station, Lime Street, Martha’s life starts to spin out of control. Will her cake-wielding best friend, a Roman centurion and a phantom fisher in a bowler hat be able to help her before everything’s as lost as Martha? Liverpool, 1976: Martha…

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Author Interview: Stephanie Butland #TheOtherHalfofmyHeart blog tour

Authors, Blog tour, Books By October 27, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

My guest today is author Stephanie Butland whose wonderful first novel Letters to my Husband I reviewed here. Today Stephanie’s stopping off on her blog tour for her second novel, The Other Half of My Heart, which came out last Thursday. Here’s what it’s about:  “It smelled bittersweetly of sourdough, and there was the trace of hot, fresh bread in the…

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Book review: Letters to my Husband by Stephanie Butland

Book reviews By April 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

It’s a sad fact of life that sometimes we only get to know a person after their death. Funerals can be revelatory affairs. I’ve been to a fair few in the past year and have always come away knowing far more about the person whose life we were celebrating than I did when they were alive. Admittedly, those same funerals…

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