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Book Review: To Tell You The Truth by Gilly Macmillan

Blog tour, Book reviews By June 19, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

Gilly Macmillan’s latest novel To Tell You The Truth features the ultimate in unreliable narrators, as past and present events in Lucy Harper’s life seem to align with disturbing similarity, when an unsettling house move forces her back to the scene of a traumatic childhood event. Lucy Harper has a talent for invention… She was nine years old when her…

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Book Review: On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen

Book reviews By January 12, 2018 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

What better way to kick off 2018 than by spending some time with my favourite Dutch pensioner and rebel Hendrik Groen? I am so happy to see him pen a sequel to his first Secret Diary which I reviewed here. I’ve missed him and his friends and wondered how they were getting on in their care home in North Amsterdam….

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Book Review: Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

Book reviews By January 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Ali Land’s debut novel Good Me, Bad Me has as its narrator a distinctive female voice, one that grabbed this reader from the very beginning as she tells her story of escape and survival. This is a perspective which is fast becoming a trend going by my recent reads: victim lit or, perhaps more appropriately, survivor lit. I have a feeling…

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Book review: Wake by Anna Hope

Book reviews, Books By January 9, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

Anna Hope’s debut novel, Wake, depicts a mere five days in 1920 Britain but it’s an important period in the post-First World War world, covering as it does the repatriation of the Unknown Soldier from the battlefields of France to his final resting place at Westminster Abbey, and what happens in the lives of three women in London.     Remembrance Day 1920:…

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