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Guest Post: Louise Beech, Maria in the Moon

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I am delighted to welcome the lovely Louise Beech to the Earl Grey & Cupcakes, as part of her blog tour for Maria in the Moon. Have a read below as she talks about the catalyst for this book, the Hull floods of 2007. Over to you, Louise! Maria in the Moon… Continue reading Guest Post: Louise Beech, Maria in the Moon

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Review: The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao, by Martha Batalha

Euridice is young, beautiful and ambitious. She sacrifices her own aspirations to marry Antenor, spending her days ironing his shirts and removing the lumps of onion from his food. But as his professional success grows, so does Euridice’s feeling of restlessness. Casting duty aside, she embarks on various secret projects, only to have each dream… Continue reading Review: The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao, by Martha Batalha

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Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan

Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in… Continue reading Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan

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Last Stop Tokyo, by James Buckler

Good morning! Thanks for joining me on today's blog tour stop for Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler. In Buckler’s debut novel, we get a look at the seedier side of the mesmerising city of Toyko. Here’s the blurb from the back cover: The funny thing with suffering is just when you think you’ve suffered enough, you… Continue reading Last Stop Tokyo, by James Buckler

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Review: The Unquiet Dead, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

A harrowing debut novel, The Unquiet Dead is measured, disturbing and masterful. Here's the publisher's blurb: One man is dead. But thousands are his victims. Can a single murder avenge that of many? When Christopher Drayton’s body is found at the foot of the Scarborough Bluffs, Detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty are called to investigate his death.… Continue reading Review: The Unquiet Dead, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

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How to be a Grown Up, by Daisy Buchanan

What I wouldn’t have given to have had this book 10 years ago… or even 5 years ago! How to be a Grown Up is Daisy Buchanan’s story of life from university to marriage, by means of several important lessons and realisations. Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb…. Who feels like a grown-up when they’re eighteen? Or… Continue reading How to be a Grown Up, by Daisy Buchanan

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Review: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee

"Family curses don't exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? I don't think so." A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the… Continue reading Review: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee

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Review: A Horse Walks into a Bar, by David Grossman

A Horse Walks Into a Bar, by David Grossman, was the Man Booker International Prize winner for 2017. The book presents an evening performance by comedian Dovaleh G, in the town of Netanya, Israel. The story is narrated by an old friend of Dovaleh’s, Avishai Lazar, who has been invited to the evening for reasons… Continue reading Review: A Horse Walks into a Bar, by David Grossman

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Review: The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and becomes convinced it is making her ill. Whilst Richard remains preoccupied… Continue reading Review: The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne