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Why Bookshops Rock!

For many different reasons, I felt it was time to re-post this.ย  As some of you may know I am a bookseller (yes, it really is the best job in the world!) and something happened over the weekend that made me seethe. A customer asked me for advice on what books her teenage daughter might […]

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Blog Tour – ‘Nothing Important Happened Today’ by Will Carver – Book Review

  THE BOOK Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today. That is how… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘Nothing Important Happened Today’ by Will Carver – Book Review

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Blog Tour – ‘In The Absence of Miracles’ by Michael J Malone – Book Review.

  THE BOOK John Docherty’s mother has just been taken into a nursing home following a massive stroke and she’s unlikely to be able to live independently again. With no other option than to sell the family home, John sets about packing up everything in the house. In sifting through the detritus of his family’s… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘In The Absence of Miracles’ by Michael J Malone – Book Review.

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Book Review – ‘The Giver of Stars’ by Jojo Moyes

  THE BOOK Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Rooseveltโ€™s new traveling library, Alice… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Giver of Stars’ by Jojo Moyes

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Book Review – ‘War Doctor’ by David Nott

  THE BOOK For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving… Continue reading Book Review – ‘War Doctor’ by David Nott

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Blog Tour – ‘The Body Lies’ by Jo Baker – Book Review

  THE BOOK When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it’s meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she’s desperate to forget. But when one of her students starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘The Body Lies’ by Jo Baker – Book Review

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Book Review – ‘The Rapture’ by Claire McGlasson

THE BOOK Dilys is a devoted member of The Panacea Society, populated almost entirely by virtuous single ladies. When she strikes up a friendship with Grace, a new recruit, God finally seems to be smiling upon her. The friends become closer as they wait for the Lord to return to their very own Garden of… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Rapture’ by Claire McGlasson

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My Chronicle Book Box – May 2019 Unboxing

“My Chronicle Book Box is a unique reading box curated in the UK every three months containing the latest literary releases from your chosen genre and a selection of beautifully crafted associated items, exclusive to My Chronicle whenever possible.” Itโ€™s time for another fabulous My Chronicle Book Box unboxing! I love getting these boxes and… Continue reading My Chronicle Book Box – May 2019 Unboxing

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Blog Tour – ‘The Pumilio Child’ by Judy McInerney – Book Review

  THE BOOK Ya Ling’s cultured life of privilege in Beijing is cruelly cut short when she is abducted and shipped to the slave market in Venice. When Mantegna sees her chained to a post, his initial intention is to paint her exotic beauty, but he soon he desires her company for pleasures of a… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘The Pumilio Child’ by Judy McInerney – Book Review

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Blog Tour – ‘Blood Orange’ by Harriet Tyce – Book Review

  THE BOOK Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise – she’s just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems… Just one more night. Then I’ll end it. Alison drinks too much. She’s neglecting her family. And she’s having… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘Blood Orange’ by Harriet Tyce – Book Review