03 Aug

Three Men and a Bradshaw by George John Freeman

BookLife Three Men and a Bradshaw is a previously unpublished Victorian travel journal. Written by one ......
03 Aug

British Bulldog by Sara Sheridan

BookNoir This is the fourth in Sara Sheridan’s Mirabelle Bevan series. It takes place in both ......
03 Aug

The Seven Streets of Liverpool by Maureen Lee

BookDiva Some of Maureen Lee’s earliest books were the Pearl Street Trilogy.  Those stories ended in ......
03 Aug

Walking the Woods and the Water by Nick Hunt

BookLife I have promised myself time and again that I will read one of Patrick Leigh ...
01 Aug

HAS MANDY READ: Fame is the Spur by Howard Spring

BookDiva It has emerged that Mandy is incredibly well-read – and this among a readership of ......
31 Jul

Gizzi’s Healthy Appetitie by Gizzi Erskine

BookLife Every week, when I open up a newspaper or women’s magazine there’s a new bit ...
31 Jul

Fishbowl by Bradley Somer

BookDiva Last month, I spoke about an Irish novel in which the protagonist spent most of ...
31 Jul

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz and George Goulding

BookNoir The history of posthumously-published work is not exactly an edifying one; rarely are literary reputations ......
31 Jul

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

BookGeek Recently, a twitter meme entitled #VeryRealisticYA went viral. Basically, it was taking the piss out ......
31 Jul

Noonday by Pat Barker

BookHugger In her brilliant 1990s trilogy, Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road, Pat Barker examined WW1 ......
31 Jul

It’s One For The Money by Clinton Heylin

BookChap Clinton Heylin is one of the leading rock historians in the world and, in Britain ......
31 Jul

True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel

BookNoir It was novelist Philip Roth who famously articulated the theory that American reality had grown ......
31 Jul

Paper Towns by John Green

BookHugger One of the added bonuses of striking it rich, as in Fault in Our Stars-rich, ...
31 Jul

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

BookGeek For a number of years I co-curated the literary strand of Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival ......
31 Jul

Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

BookHugger Gnomic is the word most commonly used to describe the world’s most popular cult novelist, ......
30 Jul

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE by Paula Daly

BookDiva Sean and Natty married when she became pregnant during their first year at university. They ......
30 Jul

The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune 1915-1964 by Zachary Leader

BookLife Certainly a big read [Ed: 832 pages!] but if you are a fan of Saul ...
30 Jul

Rising Ground by Philip Marsden

BookLife I am afraid that I am not going to be able to do justice to ...
30 Jul

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

BookHugger Anne Tyler’s 20th novel is all about the Whitshank family, starting with Abby and Red. ......
30 Jul

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

BookHugger I’ve tried and I’ve tried with Marilynne Robinson. I really have. Each time I pick ......
30 Jul

The Green Road by Anne Enright

BookHugger We’re in familiar territory with Enright’s latest novel – family tensions, squabbling, misunderstandings, conflict...