Category Archives: Book reviews

Dancing in the Fountain by Karen McCann

(Image copyright Karen McCann) I’ve always been a bit of a nomad.  I calculated the other day that there are only three or four English counties which I have never visited.  I’ve lived all over England, having moved house 21 … Continue reading

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Alice Brown’s Lessons in the Curious Art of Dating, by Eleanor Prescott

I read all sorts of books in different genres, including what some people refer to as “chick-lit”.  I read these books because they have the “feel-good factor” and there are times when I want a good read with a guaranteed … Continue reading

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Book Review- On Writing by Stephen King & A Novel in a Year by Louise Doughty

I was given these books for my birthday and have read them both in less than a week.  I’ve had a vague idea for a while that I’d like to be a writer, but short of just putting pen to … Continue reading

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Book Review – Sister by Rosamund Lupton

I have to say straight off that I absolutely loved this book and didn’t see the ending coming at all.  I thought it was very cleverly written and was so impressed with it that I was overcome with the sudden … Continue reading

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Book Review – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I read this book on the recommendation of a friend who said it had made her cry.  It is a work of speculative fiction and the story is set in an imagined England in the 1990s.  It is narrated by … Continue reading

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The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

This is a very descriptive book, evocative of many different things.   It is a poignant tale, set in India and California.  The story is told from the perspective of several different characters, but mainly from the viewpoint of Asha, her … Continue reading

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The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt

I was so excited to find this book.  I’d been looking for a third book to make up a “3 for 2” offer but nothing had immediately caught my eye.  I read “What I Loved” by the same author a … Continue reading

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Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson

It took me a while to get into this book.  I read the first part almost in one go, but then didn’t pick it up again for quite a while.  The beginning didn’t grab me enough to make me continue … Continue reading

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Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

I never intended to read this book.  I’d read the author’s previous book “Eat, Pray, Love” and really enjoyed most of it.  The part I enjoyed least was Bali and the story of how the author met Felipe, the fiance … Continue reading

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