Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Pretty Delicious Café by by Danielle Hawkins – 2016

I picked up this book for a light feel-good romantic break from a run of bleak tales.  It started exactly as I had hoped, but then turned into a darker yet still sugar-coated read.  Set in a coastal town in … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Silence by Christopher Abbey – 2016

Martyn Percival is on a belated OE – in his early fifties he has successfully salvaged a career post redundancy, but wasn’t able to salvage his marriage once his wife of over thirty years was determined to leave.  He was … Continue reading

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Billy Bird by Emma Neale – 2016

Reading fiction fosters empathy – but rarely do you read a book where that process is so front and centre.  Billy Bird is the story of a family, from its rather accidental beginning, through its weathering of a number of … Continue reading

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