Cheltenham Literature Festival 2019 – highlights

The Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s oldest literary festival and this year celebrates it’s 70th anniversary. It takes place from today 4th October, and runs until 10th October. Here’s a full list of guest speakers. COLM TÓIBÍN | CELESTE NG | DAVID CAMERON | TAN FRANCE | NADIYA HUSSAIN | IAN MCEWAN BERNARDINE EVARISTO…

Scrublands by Chris Hammer – review

Published by Wildfire Books Publication date  – 8 January 2019 Source – review copy In an isolated country town ravaged by drought, a charismatic young priest opens fire on his congregation, killing five men before being shot dead himself. A year later, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary…

The Story behind DI Vogel by Hilary Bonner – guest post

Hilary Bonner is the author of over 15 novels including Wheel of Fire, Death Comes First, A Moment of Madness and When the Dead Cry Out. Her latest novel, Deadly Dance is published by Blackthorn Books on 3 October 2019. Today Hilary talks about the story behind DI Vogel. John Lennon said life is what…

Balancing the books – September

I don’t usually do a reading round up or do a book haul post. That said I thought it might be interesting (for me at least), if I had a look at how many books I manage to read in a month and compare it to how many arrive in the house. I know for…

Zoe Folbigg – Q&A

Zoe Folbigg is the author of The Note and The Distance. Her latest novel, The Postcard, was published by Aria Fiction on 8 August 2019. Zoe kindly answered a few of my questions 1. Tell us a little about The Postcard. The Postcard is the follow-up to my debut, The Note, which was based on…