The Sun Sister

The Sun Sister

The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley is the sixth book in the Seven Sisters series (see my blogs on The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister and…

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

It’s been a few months of very little sunlight in the UK – incessant rain and grey skies when it isn’t raining – so on…

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The Book of Gutsy Women

The Book of Gutsy Women

I was lucky enough to go to an event in London in November to hear Hillary Rodham Clinton in conversation with Julia Gillard. These are…

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The Edge of Eternity

The Edge of Eternity

The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett is the final book in the Century Trilogy. I hugely enjoyed both Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, and…

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Books of the Year 2019

Books of the Year 2019

If you are wondering what to read to take you through the dark days of January and February, here are my books of 2019, with…

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Reading about writing

Reading about writing

I have recently read three fantastic books that deconstruct and explain how to write good fiction: The Art of Fiction by David Lodge, How Novels…

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Jungle Soldier

Jungle Soldier

Whilst on holiday in Malaysia in April I came across the story of Freddy Spencer Chapman, a British army officer who survived behind enemy lines…

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Unsheltered

Unsheltered

I was given Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver for my birthday in July and finally got the chance to read it on a flight to Cyprus…

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Paris Echo

Paris Echo

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks had been on my reading list for a year, so it was great to finally have the time to read…

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Late summer reading

Late summer reading

I got a lovely pile of books for my birthday in July and have enjoyed some eclectic late summer reading in the last few weeks….

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