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Fizz and Fun Times at Foodies Festival Newcastle

Now, I know I said that I was devoting this blog to books and bookishness alone but... after to a good novel, food is my next great love, and so I was happy to snap up the offer of some free tickets to Foodies Festival last weekend. With the truly miserable weather of the last… Continue reading Fizz and Fun Times at Foodies Festival Newcastle

Book Reviews

Review: Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories – longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written – take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in… Continue reading Review: Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Review: These Dividing Walls, by Fran Cooper

One Parisian summer A building of separate lives All that divides them will soon collapse...  In a forgotten corner of Paris stands a building. Within its walls, people talk and kiss, laugh and cry; some are glad to sit alone, while others wish they did not. A woman with silver-blonde hair opens her bookshop downstairs,… Continue reading Review: These Dividing Walls, by Fran Cooper

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Review: The President’s Gardens, by Muhsin Al-Ramli

Today, I am reviewing The President's Gardens, by Muhsin Al-Ramli (translated by Luke Leafgren). It's a stunning and moving portrait of 3 friends and their lives through the Iraqi conflicts of the 1980s to early 2000s. What’s it about? Here is the publisher’s blurb for the book: On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes… Continue reading Review: The President’s Gardens, by Muhsin Al-Ramli

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Blog Tour: Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the #Faithless blog tour! Today, it's my turn 🙂 The latest book in the Oslo Detective Series by Kjell Ola Dahl, Faithless is published by Orenda Books, and translated by Don Bartlett. I’ve never read anything of Dahl’s before, but as a father of Nordic Noir I thought perhaps… Continue reading Blog Tour: Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl

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Review: Me Before You, By Jojo Moyes

I am pretty sure that this is a book that needs little introduction. Despite all the hype around the book and the film – or perhaps because of it – Me Before You was never really on my reading list. When my husband bought me After You (the sequel) as last year’s Jolabokaflod book; I… Continue reading Review: Me Before You, By Jojo Moyes

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Review: The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George

The Overview The Little Breton Bistro (released 2nd March) is the latest offering from Nina George. Having devoured The Little Paris Bookshop on honeymoon last year, I couldn’t not request this ARC when I spotted it on NetGalley, and was pretty chuffed when my approval email came through! The Little Breton Bistro follows protagonist Marianne… Continue reading Review: The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George

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Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

I’m going to put it out there, straight up: I have never read any of Jodi Picoult’s books before. I have a small collection of them on the bookshelf, hidden among my TBRs and old favourites, and obviously went along and cried to My Sister’s Keeper when the film was released; but nothing more. So,… Continue reading Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult