Book Review: The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

What's it about? Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

What's it about? Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. Poirot has also never heard of... 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: The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

What's it about? Tara, Cam and Stella are strangers living their own lives. Yet an extraordinary event brings them to within touching distance of each other, and one woman's catastrophe becomes another's inspiration. This is a story about judging others and being judged, and finding yourself amidst the noise of modern life. My thoughts My... Continue Reading →

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