Book Reviews

20 September 2017

Review: Bounty Of A Stolen Empire by Martin Cohen

Bounty of a Stolen Empire is a witty fictionalised account of the life story of Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington – all but for forgotten today, but one of the ...

29 June 2017

Review: The Postcard by Fern Britton

I have to confess, this is the first book written by Fern Britton I've read- as it's not normally my go-to genre- but I can say for sure that it ...
15 June 2017

Review: The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying By Marie Kondo

Ok, so I know I am late to the party here- but I have just discovered this book and had to share my thoughts with you. The promise that tidying ...

12 June 2017

Review: The Joy Of Less By Francine Jay

If you had told me when I was in my early twenties that I would be reading books on tidying in my future, I would have laughed in your face. ...

31 May 2017

Review: Unf*ck Your Habitat By Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman does not hold back in this new book which aims to get you off your bum and sorting out your mess. There are some similarities in this book ...

31 May 2017

Review: The Art of Discarding By Nagisa Tatsumi

There appears to be a spate of books right now on the topic of decluttering and living a happier life with less- although they all sound the same on the ...

26 May 2017

Review: Goodbye Things By Fumio Sasaki

Fumio Sasaki is a writer living in Tokyo with very little to his name, namely; three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks, a small wooden box, a ...

27 March 2017

Review: A Practical Guide To Your Human Rights And Civil Liberties By Dr Michael Arnheim

Human rights might not be the first thing that spring to mind when considering everyday worries. But, as new book A Practical Guide to Your Human Rights and Civil Liberties ...

11 January 2017

If They Could See Me Now by Denise Welch

Hard crime novels and comic books usually make up most of my reading diet, with a side of fantasy thrown in from time to time, so when I decided to ...
9 December 2016

Review: The Pearl and the Carnelian by Annabel Fielding

The Pearl and the Carnelian is a rich and detailed historical novel set in 1930s Britain that explores just how far some people will go in pursuit of their desires. ...

29 November 2016

Review: Beat the Rain by Nigel Jay Cooper

In the competitive world of contemporary women's fiction, psychological thrillers are currently topping the charts, with multi-million best-sellers including Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, and Girl on The Train by Paula ...

16 September 2016

Review: The Five Year Queen by Janet Walkinshaw

Dramatic events in Scottish history are seen through female eyes in this absorbing new work of literary fiction from award-winning Scottish author Janet Walkinshaw. The Five Year Queen is the ...

15 August 2016

Review: The Goddess Revolution by Mel Wells

I just finished reading this yesterday and I simply had to review it to thank Mel for writing it. It reads on the back; 'if you've ever struggled with diets, ...

3 August 2016

Review: The Dirty Players by Philip Fielding

This gripping tale of foul play on and off the pitch is a thrilling ride through the heady - and seedy - days of Manchester's 'Madchester' era. Steeped in the ...

29 July 2016

Review: Nothing Tastes as Good by Claire Hennessy

I was so happy when this landed on my desk- I love books about weight loss and body image and I also love books about ghosts- so this ticked all ...

25 July 2016

Review: The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman

If you have ever attended a diet club, you will be able to relate to this book. The motivational one-liners, the excuses and the promises- it's all in there. The ...

21 July 2016

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

I love a good book about the relationship between humans and dogs and Steven Rowley communicates this unique bond with such affection and accuracy. Ted is a lonely man who ...

20 July 2016

The Night Book by Richard Madeley

I'm a sucker for any story that's set in the Lake District so I was both excited and intrigued to find out that Richard Madeley had based his latest book ...

15 July 2016

The Corpse Lodging by EJ Henry

It's clear to see why acclaimed British author EJ Henry has been attracting favourable comparisons to John Grisham. Henry's latest offering, the dark folk-horror thriller The Corpse Lodging, has all ...

31 March 2016

Review: Plant Based Diet for Dummies by Marni Wasserman

What can I say about Plant-Based Diet for Dummies? In a nutshell; I wish I had found this book when I first became vegan. It can be a challenge when ...

4 January 2016

Review: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

Before I began exploring veganism, I had no idea that Alicia Silverstone was such a big advocate for the plant based diet. I started watching her videos on You Tube ...
17 December 2015

The Night Before Christmas by Rose Collins

The Night Before Christmas is the perfect children's read to restore the joy and innocence of the festive season. Based on Clement Clarke Moore's popular 19th Century poem 'Twas the ...

15 December 2015

Very Vegan Christmas Cookies by Ellen Brown

When making the transition to veganism, you may be concerned that you won't be able to eat all of the goodies you've been used to over the festive period. That ...

1 December 2015

Christmas for One by Amanda Prowse

All Meg wants is a perfect Christmas- since she was little that is all she has craved. This year, she wants to give her little boy the best Christmas yet, ...

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