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Words of the Week #5

Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist is a memoir about the filming of Star Wars. But it's her thoughts on writing that have struck a chord with me this week.

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Book Review

Review: Sticks and Stones, by Jo Jakeman (2018)

I really loved this debut thriller - it's got some cracking twists, endless tension, and some dark (but effective) humour. Read my full review here!

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Female voices – Vote100

It's been 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act became law in the UK. For the first time, a woman could cast a vote in an election. But only if she met certain conditions - she had to be over 30 years old, have a considerable income, property, or a degree. It… Continue reading Female voices – Vote100

Book Review

Review: Swimming Lessons, by Claire Fuller (2017)

5/5 stars I was so happy to be asked to take part in the Instagram tour for Swimming Lessons’ paperback release, primarily because it finally gave me the push I needed to read this book (it’s been on my TBR since I first saw it in a bookshop last year). This book really did live… Continue reading Review: Swimming Lessons, by Claire Fuller (2017)

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Review: The Intruder, by P. S. Hogan (2018)

4/5 stars William Hemming is an estate agent. He’s kept a copy of every key to every house he’s ever sold. Sometimes he visits them. He lets himself in when the owners are out. But what will happen if he gets caught? William Hemming is a very unique narrator protagonist – intelligent, sinister, yet charmingly… Continue reading Review: The Intruder, by P. S. Hogan (2018)

Book Review

Review: The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick (2017)

3/5 stars This novel was an odd one for me. It took me so long to read it, mainly due to personal circumstances. I also think I enjoyed the concept at the centre of the plot, rather than the execution. It’s not badly written at all, but I expected more from it. In The Growing… Continue reading Review: The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick (2017)