Book Review: ‘Circus of Wonders’ by Elizabeth Macneal

I love books about circuses. I love the sense of magic and fantasy, and the promise that absolutely anything can happen. Elizabeth Macneal's second novel, 'Circus of Wonders' did not disappoint! It is 1866, and we meet Nell picking flowers in a coastal village in southern England. She has been ostrasized by her community due … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Circus of Wonders’ by Elizabeth Macneal

Book Review: ‘Confessions of a Curious Bookseller‘ by Elizabeth Green

Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Fawn is the owner of an established book shop, and this this novel chronicles a year of her life and that of the shop. The narrative is told through a series of emails, shop reviews and blog posts, which does make for … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Confessions of a Curious Bookseller‘ by Elizabeth Green

Audiobook Review: ‘The Switch’ by Beth O’Leary

After thoroughly enjoying ‘The Flatshare’ last year, I was excited to listen to another of Beth O’Leary’s novels - and what a lovely listen this was! ‘The Switch’ is about a grandmother and granddaughter who decide to switch lifestyles for two months. This sounds like a somewhat unlikely premise, but like in her previous novel, … Continue reading Audiobook Review: ‘The Switch’ by Beth O’Leary

Audiobook Review: ‘The Shadows’ by Alex North

Paul’s attention is grabbed one day when the mysterious Charlie Crabtree steps and stands up to his friend’s tormentor at school. We’re used to the defender being the hero, but there’s something about Charlie that immediately presents us from seeing him as such, and what happens next suggests that Charlie may have knowledge of future … Continue reading Audiobook Review: ‘The Shadows’ by Alex North