Book Review of ‘The Christmas Murder Game’ by Alexandra Benedict

Fancy reading something a little different this Christmas? Let me introduce you to ‘The Christmas Murder Game’. When Lily returns home to her aunt’s Manor House, she discovers that in order to inherit, she and her estranged cousins must stay together over the Christmas week and take part in a family tradition: the annual treasure … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Christmas Murder Game’ by Alexandra Benedict

Book review of ‘The Last House on the Street’ by Diane Chamberlain

I’m not too sure that I’d read much about this book before starting it - if I’m honest, I’d completely forgotten what the premise was, and so from the title alone, I was expecting a thriller. It certainly is a thriller, but also so much more, and I absolutely loved it. The novel begins in … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Last House on the Street’ by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review of ‘All For You’ by Louise Jensen

This family-centred contemporary psychological thriller is full of twists and turns, and it will keep you guessing right up to the end. MEET THE WALSH FAMILYLucy: Mother. Wife. Falling to pieces…Aidan: Father. Husband. In too deep…Connor: Son. Brother. Can never tell the truth… Everyone in this family has something to hide, but what are they … Continue reading Book Review of ‘All For You’ by Louise Jensen

Book Review: ‘The Department for Rare Books and Special Collections’

A brand new novel for all you bibliophiles out there! Liesl Weiss has worked at the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at a prestigious university for many years. She’s given up hope of leading her own department, content to work in the shadow of her much-revered boss. When he has a stroke, Liesl … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Department for Rare Books and Special Collections’

Book review of ‘The Magician’ by Colm Tóibín

Publishing in September 2021, is 'The Magician', a new book by Colm Tóibín, author of many, many books including 'Brooklyn' and 'Nora Webster'. This is a largely fictional, yet meticulously researched, account of the life of Thomas Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning German author of 'Death in Venice' and 'The Magic Mountain'. The story begins with … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Magician’ by Colm Tóibín

First Page Friday: ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustavo Flaubert

I’ve got something a bit different for you today, a classic novel that I suspect that not that many people have read - ‘Madame Bovary’. It’s a relatively slim volume, and yet Flaubert took five years to complete it, writing for twelve hours a day. Supposedly inspired by a real-life scandal, ‘Madame Bovary’ is a … Continue reading First Page Friday: ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustavo Flaubert