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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (2017)

It's been a few days since I finished this book and I still haven't stopped raving about it to my family, friends, and colleagues at work. Not for a while has a book moved me so much. Un-put-down-able (not a word, but accurate) and unforgettable. What a debut for Gail Honeyman! Let's begin with our introduction… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (2017)

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Review: This Family Of Things, by Alison Jameson (2017)

This Family Of Things was quite a surprise to me. In spite of the blurb implying that lives would change forever, I still underestimated intensity of the emotional rollercoasters (yes, that is meant to be plural) that Alison Jameson would take us on in this, her fourth novel. Let’s start at the beginning: The Prologue.… Continue reading Review: This Family Of Things, by Alison Jameson (2017)

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Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)

It feels strange calling this a review. Partly because Angelou is recounting her own experiences, but also because her way of telling those stories just swept me away along a rollercoaster of emotions. I guess it's hard to review something that moves you so deeply.  However, I will say that it is a must-read. I've… Continue reading Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)

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Book Review: A God In Ruins, by Kate Atkinson (2015)

"A handful of heartbeats. That was what life was. A heartbeat followed by a heartbeat. A breath followed by a breath. One moment followed by another moment and then there was a last moment. Life was as fragile as a bird's heartbeat, fleeting as the bluebells in the wood." I adore this quote from 'A… Continue reading Book Review: A God In Ruins, by Kate Atkinson (2015)

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Book Review: Unsung Heroes, by Elizabeth Darrell

Rating: 3/5 stars I haven't read any work by Elizabeth Darrell before, so I had no prior expectations for this novel. It was nice to approach a work with a completely unbiased or unprepared mind. This is a 'historical' novel, focusing on the life and work of Helicopter Squadron 646 throughout one year in the… Continue reading Book Review: Unsung Heroes, by Elizabeth Darrell

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Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier has been my favourite author since I read Rebecca 4 years ago. I think reading that novel is the way most people first encounter du Maurier's writing, and it should be. Nothing can ever prepare you for the power and magic contained in that first sentence. Since then, I've read most of her novels,… Continue reading Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier