30 Jun

Edinburgh Book Festival

BookHugger The all-encompassing Edinburgh Festival is the granddaddy and has become a legend in its own ......
30 Jun

Bath Children’s Festival

BookDiva We regularly give you a heads up on forthcoming adult festivals but less frequently ie ......
30 Jun

WHAT WE ARE READING: The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

BookDiva Set in 14th Century Lincoln during the Peasants Revolt this book intrigued me Not normally ......
30 Jun

WHAT WE ARE READING: Establishment by Owen Jones

BookLife I was driven to read this bestseller on the back of a puzzling election result ...
30 Jun

BOOKSHOPS WE LIKE: A Festival of Books in Chipping Campden

BookLife A Festival of Books in Chipping Campden opened in Oct 2014. It is a book ...
27 Jun

THE VERDICT IS IN: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale 7

BookDiva The writing style suits the period in which the book is set, early twentieth century.   ......
25 Jun

ATW80: FINLAND – The Winter War by Philip Teir

BookHugger Jade Craddock is still ‘in’ Scandinavia, early days in her world tour. Finland. Home of ......
25 Jun

ATW80: ICELAND – Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

BookDiva Jade Craddock is setting out to tour the world in 80 books from . . ...
25 Jun

ATW80: The Books – with a few spares!

BookDiva Jade Craddock is endeavouring to read her way around the world in 80 books – ......
25 Jun

ATW80: All aboard for . . . AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BOOKS

BookHugger May we introduce you to Jade Craddock who is about to set out on her wild adventure ......
25 Jun

BB21C: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

BookHugger Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) is probably my worst and best book of the 21st Century (so ......
25 Jun

BB21C: The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

BookHugger I admit that this book will not be to everyone’s taste. It is, however, in ...
25 Jun

All Involved by Ryan Gattis

BookLife A sublime and terrifying account of the 1992 LA riots
24 Jun

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

BookDiva First novel of the historical, romance series set in the Highlands during post war 1945 and 1743 when the Redcoats and C...
24 Jun

ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR: Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

BookDiva It takes a brave author to deny her heroine and narrator the power of speech ...
23 Jun

The Strangers and Other Writings by Robert Aickman

BookGeek A "must have" collection of previously unpublished stories by cult author Robert Aickman, enhanced by a number of inter...
23 Jun

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

BookHugger A surprisingly entertaining read, simultaneously comical and paranoid, with a galaxy of great characters....
22 Jun

AND THE WINNER IS: Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announces 8 winners

BookHugger As the passionate reader we know you to be, how many times have you been ...
22 Jun

Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field by John Lewis-Stempel

BookLife It just looks like a regular field. It has a hedge around it, and it ...
22 Jun

WHAT WE ARE THINKING: Pushkin Press Prescience???

BookHugger Trade magazine, The Bookseller, has this morning (June 22, 2015) announced the Waterstones Summer Book ......
22 Jun

The Death’s Head Chess Club by John Donoghue

BookHugger A fine debut novel about hope, forgiveness, and friendship amid horror.