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Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine except that she isn’t. Not at all. The problem is she doesn’t seem to know it. I loved this book. Eleanor is a seemingly straight forward character, a lonely, socially isolated woman who follows a … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl on the Page by John Purcell

Often when I sit down to write a review of a great book, I am faced with a dilemma; how do I capture the essence of this fabulous book and do the book justice, in just a few words. I … Continue reading

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Review: How To Be Perfect By Holly Wainwright

If you thought that Elle Campbell would slink off into the night at the end of THE MUMMY BLOGGERS, think again! HOW TO BE PERFECT, the second novel from Holly Wainwright, picks up and charges forward into the modern cult … Continue reading

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Review: THE DESERT NURSE by Pamela Hart

THE DESERT NURSE is an epic tale set in wartime Egypt. Readers of Hart’s previous three wartime historical novels will really enjoy the links between the books. (The Soldier’s Wife, The War Bride, A Letter From Italy) Don’t feel you … Continue reading

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Review: BLUEBOTTLE by Belinda Castles

    When I first started to read Bluebottle, by Belinda Castles, the first thing that struck me was the strong sense of place. Set in the northern beaches suburbs of Sydney, the novel begins, There was a house on … Continue reading

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Review: The Love That I Have by James Moloney

When I received book mail this week, I opened my parcel to discover a copy of THE LOVE THAT I HAVE by James Moloney inside. It’s always such a thrill to receive a book, and I cracked it open in … Continue reading

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Review: The Zanzibar Wife by Deborah Rodriguez

    There are times when travelling via book is about as close as I will get to a holiday, and so I was pretty excited to receive The Zanzibar Wife, the latest novel by Deborah Rodriguez of Little Coffee … Continue reading

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Review: P is For Pearl by Eliza Henry-Jones

From the talented author of the celebrated novels In the Quiet and Ache comes a poignant and moving book that explores the stories we tell ourselves about our families, and what it means to belong. A random but violent accident … Continue reading

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Review: The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

When is a shawl not a shawl? When it is knitted of fine Estonian wool, and each fine thread is stitched with story. When it passes to a new owner with a prayer of good fortune, and the hope in dark … Continue reading

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Review: Draft No. 4 by John McPhee

John McPhee wrote and refined the essays in this book while lecturing at Princeton University. He is a multiple award winner (including the Pulitzer), long time staff writer for the New Yorker and a literary legend. During his long career … Continue reading

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