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Book Review: Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

Blog tour, Book reviews By August 3, 2020 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

Beth Cartwright’s debut novel Feathertide is an enchanting tale of one young girl’s quest to find the father she’s never known. Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Marea has always known she was different, but never known why. And so to find answers, she goes in search of…

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Book Review: All Adults Here by Emma Straub

Blog tour, Book reviews By July 21, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Witnessing a fatal accident involving an acquaintance of hers, on the same day that her granddaughter arrives for a prolonged stay, proves to be a watershed moment not only for Astrid Strick but also her family in All Adults Here, the latest novel from Emma Straub. Astrid Strick has always tried to do her best for her three children. Now,…

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Book Review: The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann

Blog tour, Book reviews By May 14, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

It’s publication day for Abigail Mann’s debut novel, which was runner-up in the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2019: The Lonely Fajita is a story about how finding yourself with nowhere else to go just might lead you to the very place you need to be. It’s Elissa’s birthday, but her boyfriend hasn’t really noticed – and she’s accidentally scheduled…

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Book Review: Born Survivors by Wendy Holden

Blog tour, Book reviews By May 6, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

  Born Survivors tells the story of three remarkable young women whose lives were first diminished, and then devastated, when the Nazis swept through Eastern Europe intent upon their annihilation, but which they somehow found the resilience to outlast and survive. Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each passed through its…

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Book Review: The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow #damppebblesblogtours

Blog tour, Book reviews By December 4, 2019 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Dominic Brownlow’s evocative yet unsettling debut novel The Naseby Horses opens with a teenager returning home only to discover that his sister has been missing since the very same day he was admitted to hospital. Seventeen-year-old Simon’s sister Charlotte is missing. The lonely Fenland village the family recently moved to from London is odd, silent, and mysterious. Simon is epileptic…

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Book Review: Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre #FallenAngel #blogtour

Blog tour, Book reviews By April 26, 2019 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

After having enjoyed Chris Brookmyre’s historical crime novel The Way of All Flesh (written in collaboration with Marisa Haetzman) last year, I was interested in reading some more contemporary work. His latest book, Fallen Angel, which came out yesterday seemed a good place to start as it’s a stand-alone novel. To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have…

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Book Review: In the Full Light of the Sun by Clare Clark

Blog tour, Book reviews By March 2, 2019 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

Inspired by real events but told by fictional characters Clare Clark’s latest novel, In the Full Light of the Sun, puts Weimar Berlin and a van Gogh art scandal in the frame. In the Full Light of the Sun follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal of 1930s’ Germany. It tells the story of Emmeline, a…

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Book Review: The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon #TheIncendiaries #blogtour

Blog tour, Book reviews By September 6, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

R. O. Kwon’s stunning debut The Incendiaries is a compact and tightly-written campus novel of obsessive love and religious extremism. And I’m excited to tell you about it as part of the blog tour with it being out in the UK today. Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who…

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Book Review: The Lido by Libby Page #LoveTheLido

Blog tour, Book reviews By April 11, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Libby Page’s debut novel The Lido has been on my book radar from the moment I first heard about it on Twitter. My own local lido reopened in 2015 (after lottery funding enabled its restoration) and a novel set around one under threat sounded interesting. That it also had at its heart an age-gap relationship between two women made it all the…

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Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Blog tour, Book reviews, Books By November 9, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Celeste Ng’s second novel Little Fires Everywhere is out today in the UK and I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour to celebrate its publication. Here’s what the blurb says about it: Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and…

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