03 Jul

Scout’s Honour At Stake

BookHugger Try as one might, it’s hard to come over all curmudgeonly about the late-life revival ......
03 Jul

Tracer by Rob Boffard

BookGeek Imagine a time in the future when all the dire warnings have come true – ...
03 Jul

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

BookNoir As temperatures soar and you lie baking on the beach or in your back garden, ...
03 Jul

The Dust That Falls From Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

BookDiva It’s almost impossible to imagine that two decades have elapsed since Louise De Bernieres burst ......
03 Jul

The Yellow Jersey Club by Edward Pickering

BookLife The blurb for Ed Pickering’s new cycling title, The Yellow Jersey Club, hails “a fascinating ......
03 Jul

The Mistresses of Cliveden by Natalie Livingstone

BookLife Mention Cliveden in conversation today and the chances are you’ll hear vague reconstructions of the ......
03 Jul

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

BookDiva The story of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as all-round feel-good book-clubbers’ ......
03 Jul

THE VERDICT IS IN: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale 8

BookDiva Patrick Gale is a favourite author of mine so I was looking forward to his ...
02 Jul

Competition: Something Wicked by Kerry Wilkinson

BookNoir The first in a breath-taking new series from Kerry Wilkinson, creator of the bestselling Jessica ......
02 Jul

Win copies of On Writing by Charles Bukowski

BookLife The never-before-published letters of Charles Bukowski on the art of writing  ‘If a man truly ......
01 Jul

The Tree Book Group

BookHugger Dorothy Flaxman introduces us to The Tree Book Group, based in Bude, Cornwall. How long ......
01 Jul

The Prince Philip Hospital Library Book Club

BookHugger Sarah Bruch introduces us to the Prince Philip Hospital Library Book Club, based in Llanelli, ......
01 Jul

Blood Brothers by Ernst Haffner

BookChap Recently rediscovered and translated for the first time into English, Ernst Haffner’s Blood Brothers is ......
01 Jul

WHAT WE ARE READING: Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

BookDiva   It takes courage to write a novel with just two active characters, one of ...
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 ......