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The Burning Girl, by Claire Messud

As I write this review, I am flying at around 35000ft somewhere near Bucharest, on the first leg of our journey towards Koh Samui. 10 days of Thai food, beautiful beaches and a long-overdue family catch up await - bliss! Unfortunately this also means that I'm testing out my skills at blogging from my trusty… Continue reading The Burning Girl, by Claire Messud

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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