Book review: Little Gold by Allie Rogers

Little Gold by Allie Rogers Publication date:  02 May 2017 Genre:  General Fiction (Adult), Literary Fiction Length*:  4 hours 30 mins (*based on the time it took me to read this title) Published by:  Legend Press Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My rating: 5 out of 5 Description: 'Life affirming and triumphant' Mark A. Radcliffe 'Wonderfully moving and atmospheric' Catherine Hall … Continue reading Book review: Little Gold by Allie Rogers

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Teaser: The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Philips

I subscribe to Pushkin Press's email newsletter (https://shop.pushkinpress.com/ - look for the sign up link at the top of the page), and a couple of days ago it dropped a little link to the first chapter of The Beautiful Bureaucrat into my inbox. Like a hook-in for the bookish, they are teasing you with a … Continue reading Teaser: The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Philips

Book review: When the Wind Blows by Marguerite Sheen

When the Wind Blows by Marguerite Steen Publication date:  31st March 2017 Genre:  Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers Length*:  5 hours 30 mins (*based on the time it took me to read this title) Publication date: 31 March 2017 Published by:  Endeavour Press Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My rating: 3 out of 5   Description On Calvary, the wind never … Continue reading Book review: When the Wind Blows by Marguerite Sheen

Podcast: Robert Harris on World Book Club

BBC's World Book Club talks to Robert Harris about his novel Imperium, the first in his Cicero series, first published in 2006. He reveals why he decided to write a series of novels set in the cut-throat politics of the ancient world and gives a fascinating insight into the characters which made up the ancient Roman … Continue reading Podcast: Robert Harris on World Book Club

Book Event: Tim Pears talks about his book The Horseman at Bloomsbury – 27 April 2017

  The Horseman is Tim Pears' new book, released 12th January 2017. Reviews refer to "a pastoral novel" that is also "muscular and, at times, brutal". Other reader reviews can be found here on Goodreads. Bloomsbury are hosting an author talk with Tim Pears on 27th April 2017 which affords a great opportunity to get to know the … Continue reading Book Event: Tim Pears talks about his book The Horseman at Bloomsbury – 27 April 2017

From the web: Why the Printed Book Will Last Another 500 Years by Adam Sternbergh (via Lithub.com)

This lovely piece by Adam Sternbergh sums up exactly how I feel about books and the different media they come in. I love hardback books for their beautiful ageless feel (I once bought a special edition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Trilogy in Five Parts by Douglas Adams, specifically because it was leather … Continue reading From the web: Why the Printed Book Will Last Another 500 Years by Adam Sternbergh (via Lithub.com)

Book review: Write Short Stories – And Get Them Published (Teach Yourself) by Zoe Fairbairns

Write Short Stories - And Get Them Published by Zoe Fairbairns Publication date: 1 January 2012 Genre:   Non-fiction, Education & Reference, Writing Length:  240 pages Published by:  Teach Yourself Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My Rating: 4 out of 5 Description: LEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD. Written by one of the … Continue reading Book review: Write Short Stories – And Get Them Published (Teach Yourself) by Zoe Fairbairns