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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 & #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: The Collector by Fiona Cummins

Book reviews, Giveaway By July 3, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Sometimes all I need to nudge me into reading a book I’ve been meaning to get to… is to discover that there’s a sequel coming out! Which is how I finally came to read Fiona Cummins’ Rattle and its sequel The Collector in such quick succession. Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town. His rescue was a miracle but…

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Book Review and #Giveaway: Everything Love Is by Claire King

Book reviews, Giveaway By May 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , 13 Comments

Having roamed across its summer meadows with peach juice dribbling down chins, while exploring grief in her evocative debut novel The Night Rainbow, Claire King returns to Southern France for her second, Everything Love Is. The novel shifts between a floating community on the slow-moving waterways just outside Toulouse and into the city itself where the political situation seems altogether more fluid and…

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Book Review: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

Book reviews, Giveaway By December 15, 2016 Tags: , , , , 17 Comments

If you’ve always enjoyed the darker side of fairytales, be they Grimm’s original tales or Angela Carter’s delicious interpretations, Claire Fuller’s more modern take on one might be the book for you. Our Endless Numbered Days opens in the stifling summer of the 1976 heatwave, in London, but very soon veers off into the cool dark forest of our nightmares….

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Book Review: The Snow Globe by Judith Kinghorn

Book reviews, Giveaway By December 15, 2016 Tags: , , , 9 Comments

The publication date for Judith Kinghorn’s fourth novel, The Echo of Twilight, is fast approaching early next month but, given the season, now seems the perfect time to offer someone a copy of her previous novel, The Snow Globe. Give The Snow Globe a gentle shake and you’ll find a father falling off his pedestal, a mother forced to reassess her life, both…

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Book Review: The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

Book reviews, Giveaway By December 13, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Kate Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat stands out among the growing number of Girls in book titles not simply thanks to its striking red cover. Open that up and you’ll discover not one but two truly engrossing stories, narrated in turn by a mother and her daughter, and blending modern-day anxieties and a nightmare situation with fairytale-like qualities to make…

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