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Book Review: Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre

Book reviews By September 3, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

Kirsty Eyre’s Cow Girl is the wonderfully warm and witty debut novel from the winner of last year’s inaugural Comedy Women in Print Prize. When her father falls ill, Billie returns home to the Yorkshire farm which she left behind for life in London. The transition back to country lass from city girl isn’t easy, not least because leaving London…

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Cow Girl: Q&A with Author Kirsty Eyre, 2019 #CWIP Prize Winner

Authors By June 21, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I’m wearing my Comedy Women In Print (CWIP) hat and sharing Q&A duties with Helen Lederer today. While she puts much funnier questions to Kirsty Eyre over on the CWIP blog, I’m posing some of my own to the inaugural (CWIP) Unpublished Novel Prize Winner. Congratulations on your win, Kirsty, and Happiest of Publication weeks to you with the audiobook…

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The Lonely Fajita: Q&A with author Abigail Mann

Authors, Blog tour By May 14, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Welcome Abigail. First of all, congratulations on being runner-up in the inaugural 2019 CWIP Prize for an Unpublished Novel but also Happiest of Publication Days to you! The Lonely Fajita is out as an ebook today with audiobook and paperback following later this year. You’ve had quite a year. Can you give us an idea of what it’s been like?…

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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: Part of the Family by Charlotte Philby

Book reviews By May 4, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Charlotte Philby found the inspiration behind her debut novel in a question that arose from her grandfather’s notorious defection to Russia in 1963: what kind of person walks out on their family? On the surface, Anna Witherall has the perfect life. Married to her university boyfriend David, she has an enviable job, beautiful home, and gorgeous three-year-old twin daughters, Stella…

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Book Review: The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson

Book reviews By September 5, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Miranda Dickinson’s latest book The Day We Meet Again is out today. A tale of friendship, finding yourself and being brave, it lives up to all my eager anticipation for this new novel from her. Their love story started with goodbye… Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the…

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Book Review: The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby

Book reviews By July 21, 2019 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Charlotte Philby found the inspiration behind her debut novel in a question that arose from her grandfather’s notorious defection to Russia in 1963: what kind of person walks out on their family? On the surface, Anna Witherall personifies everything the aspirational magazine she works for represents. Married to her university boyfriend David, she has a beautiful home and gorgeous three-year-old…

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Book Review: Entanglement by Katy Mahood

Book reviews, Giveaway By April 5, 2019 Tags: , , , No Comments

As soon as I read her opening description of a murmuration, I knew that I was going to enjoy Katy Mahood’s debut novel, Entanglement. It’s the first of many such arresting images in this novel about those ‘moments’ we share with complete strangers. On a hot October day in a London park, Stella sits in her red wedding dress opposite…

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Book Review: The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris

Book reviews By April 3, 2019 Tags: , , 2 Comments

Sarah J. Harris’ The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder centres around Jasper Wishart, who faces more obstacles than your average amateur sleuth as he attempts to crack the mystery at the heart of this book. But then, Jasper’s no ordinary thirteen-year-old boy, thanks to the way in which he sees the world. There are three things you need to know about…

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Book Review: The Binding by Bridget Collins

Book reviews, Giveaway By April 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

Bridget Collins’ The Binding is one book you’ll lust after for your collection with its beautifully finished dust jacket and intricately designed book boards, holding within them the promise that this young man’s story is no ordinary apprentice’s tale. Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever. Emmett Farmer…

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