Monthly Archives: March 2015

Baileys’ Prize for Women’s Fiction # Thisbook campaign

The #Thisbook campaign was launched a year ago by the Baileys’ Prize for Fiction team – and subsequently thousands of readers went on to put it to the vote. Here are the overall winners: how many have you read ? … Continue reading

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“The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters (2014) – book review

I don’t think the day will ever come when I will see the name ‘Sarah Waters’ on a jacket cover and not want to own the book. I haven’t loved everything I’ve read of hers with the same passion, but … Continue reading

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“Elizabeth is Missing” by Emma Healey (2014) – book review

I would really like to sit and have a café crème with the authoress Emma Healey. She was on the cover of The Sunday Times not so long ago and I avidly read the article about the background to her … Continue reading

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“Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent (2013) – book review

There’s nothing more thrilling than having someone say “Oh you have got to read this”. Especially when it comes from someone whose taste you admire. So when you hear it more than once, it’s well nigh impossible not to nosedive … Continue reading

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“Still Alice” by Lisa Genova (2007) – book review

It’s not the film of the year, but it has provided the perfect backdrop for Julianne Moore to win her well-deserved Oscar, and it is almost certain to beautifully highlight the plight of so many people’s lives being wrecked by … Continue reading

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“Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett (2001) – book review

If you find yourself with a decent period of time to spend with your nose into a book, and are fearful of wasting the time with something that doesn’t live up to your expectations, then go no further than this … Continue reading

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“The Miniaturist” by Jessie Burton (2014) – book review

I SO wanted to love this book. At the time of purchase, Waterstones had just named it “Book of the Year 2014”, and it certainly takes jacket cover of the year with its enticing glimpse into the doll’s house. The … Continue reading

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