Book Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

What's it about? 'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' To a background chorus of fireworks, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But... Continue Reading →


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 →

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 →

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