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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 Sister by Isabel Ashdown #LittleSisterBook

Book reviews By April 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Isabel Ashdown returns to the Isle of Wight* for the setting of her latest novel, Little Sister, and rather appropriately for this dark tale of sibling rivalry and lost children she’s gone over to slightly wilder West Wight. (I lived on this side of the island for nine years before leaving to go to university, so I was excited to read…

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Book Review: We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings #BeginAsStrangers #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By April 25, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Harriet Cummings’ debut novel We All Begin As Strangers is inspired by real events that took place in her home town the year she was born. In providing her own take on the mysterious intruder ‘The Fox’, she weaves a contemporary tale of the loneliness, suspicion, gossip and misunderstandings rife even in the smallest community. It’s 1984, and summer is scorching the…

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