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book of the week - 'A Christmas Wish' by Erin Green to come "A warm, funny, uplifting new writer to celebrate!’ KATIE FFORDE. 'A lovely story of self discovery. It was heart felt and emotional and a heartwarming tale of new beginnings' JO THOMAS. Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep one cold autumn night, wrapped in nothing but a towel. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn't want you – who will? Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all –…
book of the week - How to Stop Time - Matt Haig Really enjoyed this audiobook - there are so many accents that the narrator was key. Mark Meadows did a very good job, albeit a little staid at the start. I will look out for him again in the future. So the story is neither time slip nor time travel but it has elements of both. Just my cuppa tea. I'm beginning to realise that I really like anything to do with time quirks and alternative realities. Sliding Doors, Groundhog Day, About Time, and so many others. But what makes this more than just a tale about very long lived people,…
book of the week - the Jagged Line by Carolyn Mahony I've just a popped a little review on Amazon having read my pal Carolyn's new book which I bought this week. It's a long awaited book two in the Harry Briscombe series. Now I really liked this character and his sidekick in Cry from the Grave so was delighted to see them back. If you like well crafted, well plotted books with compelling characters, get this one. HOW WELL DO YOU REALLY KNOW YOUR FAMILY? Kirsty Cartwright is licking her wounds in France after a breakup with her fiancé and a massive fall-out with her father, Dominic. Then she hears…
free audiobook short from Rivers of London author, and Camino Island by John Grisham is Book of the Week What about this freebie audiobook from brilliant writer Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Peter Grant Rivers of London series. Firstly, I absolutely love his writing and have read all of the Rivers of London series of novels. With the supernatural theme, PC Peter Grant explores the spooky goings on in and around London, but it is the performance of narrator Kobna Holbrook Smith that really gets me every time. His voice is amazing, his narration is brilliant, his comic timing is superb, they could not be a better narrator for Ben's clever writing. A Rare Book of Cunning Device is…
BRILLIANT BOOK OF THE WEEK - Rowan Coleman's The Summer of Impossible Things WORK IN PROGRESS Rowan Coleman has done an amazing thing. In fact a series of quite possible things as it turns out, in her new novel The Summer of Impossible Things. She has created a riveting novel, that entranced me from the outset, and gripped me at the end. I always try to guess the ending and this one kept me guessing right to the end. Whilst I was reading it, on audiobook, listening to some very skilled New York accents amongst other things, I kept finding myself staring into space every so often, and realised that my mind was…