Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

What's it about? Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Letters to Iris by Elizabeth Noble

What's it about? Tess has a secret, a baby-shaped secret that will be making its entrance in nine short months. But that isn't the only thing keeping her awake at night; her beloved grandmother Iris is slipping away just when Tess needs her most. Unexpectedly alone, Tess strikes up a friendship with Gigi, a friendly... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

What's it about? A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief. In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father, while her true love, Ambrose, faces the executioner's block. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

What's it about? It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in a Radical household where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who has heavily invested in Bristol’s housing boom,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sleepyhead by Henry Nicholls

What's it about? When Henry Nicholls was twenty-one, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy; a medical condition that means he falls asleep with no warning. This can be profoundly disabling, especially as its accompanied by poor night-time sleep, hallucinations, sleep paralysis, and cataplexy. In this book, Nicholls explores the science behind sleep disorders, finding that around... Continue Reading →

Sleepyhead Giveaway Terms & Conditions

The Sleepyhead giveaway starts on Thursday 12th April 2018 at 9am. It ends at 5pm on Thursday 19th April 2018. The prize is one (secondhand) copy of Sleepyhead by Henry Nicholls. There is no cash alternative. Entrants must be from the UK, and only one entry per person will be accepted. To enter, like and comment on... Continue Reading →

My Top 3 Påskekrim Reads

I'm all for adopting other countries' traditions, especially when they involve books. The most well-known of these is probably the Icelandic Jólabókaflóð (Yule book flood), where Icelanders give each other books on Christmas Eve and then spend the night reading. This is a tradition I fully intend to adopt in the future, maybe with some snazzy... Continue Reading →

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