Review: Once Upon A River, by Diane Setterfield

I'll come right out and say it: this was a lyrical, moving treat of a novel. Written in the same style as The Essex Serpent, it's every bit as good as Sarah Perry's prize-winning novel, and a good deal more heart-wrenching, too. Once Upon A River is a book where nothing is what it seems, where folklore and …

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Help! A blogging slump!

How do you solve a problem like low motivation? It's a kicker, but I know that the start of the year in particular can be a difficult time for getting the motivation to get back on it again (whatever 'it' is) and start reading and writing g again. And even though Christmas is more than …

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Review (finally!): Enchantee, by Gita Trelease

I've been talking a lot about this book... so here, finally, we have the review to back up my previous rants! I present to you Gita Trelease's new novel, Enchantée, and true to form, the book cast a spell on me, and now I'm completely in love with it. This is probably because it ticks all my boxes. Set …

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Love is in the air… the top five romance books to read this month

Before we start, a quick disclaimer. My friends regularly call me the 'least soppy person' ever, and for the most part, it's probably true. I'm not a massive person for sentimental gestures and grand romance, however, it's Valentine's Day and therefore an exception has to be made. When else are you going to raise a …

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