03 Aug

There’s Something I’ve Been Dying To Tell You by Lynda Bellingham

BookLife There’s Something I’ve Been Dying To Tell You is Lynda Bellingham’s second published memoir and ......
03 Aug

Love Notes for Freddie by Eva Rice

BookDiva Marnie FitzPatrick is a student at St Libby’s boarding school for girls in the late ......
03 Aug

spill simmer falter wither by Sara Baume

BookDiva A fifty-something man re-homes a stray dog and the two outcasts subsequently take a road ......
03 Aug

Crime Fiction – A Very Short Introduction by Richard Bradford

BookNoir The academic Richard Bradford has packed a forensic study of the history, main themes and ......
03 Aug

The Commuters by Jane Sanders

BookDiva This was a novel which started well, but did not quite live up to its ...
03 Aug

Ridley Road by Jo Bloom

BookDiva This is an absorbing novel set in a period I knew little about. Vivian Epstein ...
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BookLife Three Men and a Bradshaw is a previously unpublished Victorian travel journal.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, ......