04 Mar

Walter Scott Prize longlist: The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

BookHugger For German soldiers, serving on the Eastern Front, the opportunity of marrying a girl back ......
04 Mar

LIBRARIES: Stress busters!

BookLife Stockport Libraries recently took part in the Time to Read* promotion Just 6 Minutes because ......
04 Mar

I Go By Sea, I Go By Land, by P.L. Travers

BookLife P.L. Travers' I Go By Sea, I Go By Land, first published in 1941, is a children's novel, which seems to have been largel...
04 Mar

A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War and a Ruined House in France, by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

BookLife 'A heartbreaking, uplifting love story spanning two continents'.
03 Mar

The Best Books of the 21st Century: Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières   (2004)

BookHugger The main reason that Birds Without Wings  is my best book of the 21st century is Louis ......
03 Mar

WHAT WE’RE READING: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

BookGeek This is something of a twofer! I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson is published ......
03 Mar

Otherworld Nights, by Kelley Armstrong

BookGeek Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld Nights is a fantastic anthology and a brilliant addition to her character's stories....
03 Mar

WHAT WE’RE THINKING: an update on Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

BookDiva I’m a Twitter virgin. I know all about it but I’ve never felt the urge ......
03 Mar

The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion

BookLife The Rosie Project brought us love and then marriage, so can we guess what is heading Don Tilman's way in The Rosie Effec...
03 Mar

POETRY: The Stairwell by Michael Longley

BookHugger The Stairwell marks Michael Longley’s tenth collection and a poignant one it is too, following ......
02 Mar

The Flat White Economy by Douglas McWilliams

BookLife Published by Duckworth on 12th March, 2015 at £16.99 Since the financial collapse the ‘Flat ......
02 Mar

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia, by Michael Booth

BookLife A crossover work which can be categorised as both travel and humour, The Almost Nearly Perfect People has been incredibl...
02 Mar

Glass, by Alex Christofi

BookHugger Christofi’s is the most enjoyable British debut novel since Ned Beauman’s Boxer, Beetle. Glass recounts the brief an...
01 Mar

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales, by Jack Zipes

BookLife An authoritative, informative and accessible exploration of the Grimm Brothers' works and an analysis of their life and ...
01 Mar

Thornfield Hall, by Jane Stubbs

BookDiva After the success of last year's Longbourn by Jo Baker, Jane Stubbs attempts to repeat the trick here with the story of ...
28 Feb

Marcel, by Erwin Mortier

BookHugger First published in Holland in 2001, and the recipient of several literary prizes, the coming-of-age novella has now been...
27 Feb

Walter Scott Prize: the longlist and what our reviewers thought

BookHugger In late February  The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction longlist was announced – a ......
27 Feb

POETRY: Starts here with Salad Anniversary

BookHugger nb reviewer Jade Craddock has a particular interest in poetry and has been good enough ......
27 Feb

The Norfolk Mystery, by Ian Sansom

BookLife ... the latin went over my head, the allusions alluded to things I didn’t recognise, similes missed the mark and the h...
27 Feb

House of Ashes, by Monique Roffey

BookHugger Masterfully Roffey spins tales of frustration, confusion, revelation and resignation; excelling at detailing the privat...
26 Feb

Quirky Q&A – Kate Hamer

BookDiva The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer is published by Faber & Faber ...