20 May

THE VERDICT IS IN: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale 2

BookDiva An indiscretion in Harry’s life leads to his leaving England to set up a new ...
19 May

Midnight in Siberia by David Greene

BookLife An irksome but fascinating look at modern Russia
19 May

Vain Shadow by Jane Hervey

BookDiva The 112th book on the marvellous Persephone list, and one of the new additions for Spring 2015, is Jane Hervey's only pu...
18 May

WHAT WE’RE DOING: Baileys Prize for Fiction panel discussion

BookDiva On the evening of June 3rd I will be at Windsor Guildhall as one of ...
18 May

SECOND OPINION: The Mountain Can Wait by Sarah Leipciger

BookHugger The story opens with a shocking scene: a young man, driving late at night on ...
18 May

Road Ends by Mary Lawson

BookDiva Contrasting rural Canada and London in the 1960s, Lawson’s third novel is a powerful story about how different people ...
18 May

The Sea of Blood by Reggie Oliver

BookGeek An outstanding collection of short stories, showcasing the incredible talent of a contemporary master of dark fiction...
15 May

Alma Books – celebrating 10 years of soulful publishing

BookHugger Set up in 2005 by Alessandro Gallenzi and Elisabetta Minervini, the founders of Hesperus Press, ......
15 May

Coming Home by Annabel Kantaria

BookDiva The darker the secrets, the closer they lie. An ordinary family. A devastating betrayal. Evie ......
15 May

Killer Plan by Leigh Russell

BookNoir DI Geraldine Steel is called to investigate the murder of a man who has been ...
14 May

PEOPLE WE LIKE: Sheila A Grant

BookHugger This just in: Last night at the Ayr Writers’ club dinner I was awarded the ...
14 May

Today is the first International Dylan Thomas Day!

BookHugger  14 May 2015 is a day for his many fans to celebrate the life and ...
13 May

Hay Festival 2015: The Daddy of literary festivals

BookDiva Hay has had several sponsors down the years and 2015 promises to be a bumper with ......
13 May

Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award

BookHugger The Sunday Times is to relaunch its Young Writer of the Year Award, with backing ...
13 May

CrimeFest 2015: Beginners start here

BookNoir I’m assuming that although you’re an aficionado of one of the blackest of genres, the ......
11 May

THE VERDICT IS IN: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale 1

BookDiva As a Patrick Gale fan, I opened this novel with some trepidation as it appeared ...
07 May

Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye

BookDiva In the small town of Heron Key, where the relationships are as tangled as the ...
06 May

PRIZE WINNER: £2015 goes to Station Eleven for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

BookGeek Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel has been announced as the 29th winner of ...
05 May

OUR INTREPID REPORTER: Linda Hepworth on Patrick Gale

BookDiva Hearing him speak at the Hexham Book Festival in late April, I was not surprised to ......
03 May

The Well by Catherine Chanter

BookHugger Sometimes the very thing you wish for is the worst thing that can happen… One ......
01 May

Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea

BookHugger In mid-Victorian England, millworker Lizzie Burns is on a train heading for London with her ......