Sadness and Shakespeare: The Last Act of Adam Campbell, by Andy Jones

Pass the tissues, because this book had me ugly-crying from the mid-point onward. It's poignant, bittersweet and also stuffed to the gills with characters you can't help but love... who all have cancer. Despite what you might think (bear with me!), it's also a must-read, because above all it's a book about hope. The main …

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Getting literary with Girl, Woman, Other

Alright, everybody, it's time to get literary! I've been dying to read Bernadine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other ever since it came to my attention thanks to the Booker Prize. I mean, what's not to love? It's a book steeped in women's experience and the experience of black and LGBTQ+ people in the UK, and it's written in a …

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Simply riveting, darling: The Mitford Scandal, by Jessica Fellowes

It's the Roaring Twenties (or Thirties!). It's time for champagne! Excess! And... murder? Former ladies' maid Louisa Cannon thinks that she's left the glamorous Mitford sisters far behind, but when Bryan Guinness proposes marriage to the beautiful Diana Mitford, she is once again swept up into a giddy whirlwind of hedonism. That is, until the …

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Review: A Bit of A Stretch, by Chris Atkins

I don't know about you, but I love a bit of non-fiction. Memoirs, especially, have long been a favourite of mine- Tara Westover's Educated, the secret memoirs of barristers, Adam Kay's This Is Going To Hurt... they're all engrossing. So Chris Atkins' A Bit of A Stretch was always going to be up my street. Told by Chris …

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Two romances books to lift your spirits this Christmas

The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen, by Juliet Ashton Though the premise is wide and sprawling- a small community of misfits learning to love each other, a woman coming to terms with her past, a love story- Juliet Ashton has written a book that hangs together beautifully and that I really enjoyed reading. In …

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