Six Degrees of Separation – from The Turn of the Screw to

Six Degrees of Separation is the brainchild of Kate from Books Are My Favourite and My Best. Each month there is a different starter book and through six books, with what can be, on my part, extremely tenuous links,  you see which book you end up at. The starter book this month is The Turn of…

Balancing the Books – September 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That is, the return to school! After 6 months off, I was glad to see the kids back at school (the kids were perhaps not so happy – I couldn’t hear them, I was too busy running away from them after drop off). Though come to think…

Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020 – the winners

The Comedy Women in Print prize is the brainchild of comedian and actor Helen Lederer and was established in 2018 to celebrate and support female comedy writers. The two published prize winners receive a cash prize and the unpublished winner receives a publishing contract with Harper Collins. This year’s shortlist was as follows: Big Girl,…

Books in a box – Capital Crime Book Club

Capital Crime is a yearly celebrate of murder, mayhem and thriller, that takes place in London (hence the clever name). For reasons that don’t need explaining, this year’s event was sadly cancelled. However, the book-loving brains behind the festival have come up with a way that means great crime fiction can reach even more people….

Other Girls Like Me by Stephanie Davies – extract

Other Girls Like Me by Stephanie Davies was published by Bedazzled Ink Publishing on 31 July 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. HAPPY HOUSE Siouxsie and the Banshees  THE FOLLOWING MORNING dawned bright and sunny, and I was wondering what to do with the luxurious day stretching before me when the base gates sprang…

Autumn Leaves at Mill Grange by Jenny Kane – extract

Autumn Leaves at Mill Grange by Jenny Kane was published by Aria Fiction on 10 September 2020. Today I have an extract to share. September 1st ‘Take pity on an old man, lass.’ Bert fluttered his grey eyelashes as he helped Tina carry a large cardboard box full of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits from…

Other Women by Jean Levy – review

Published by Dome Press Publication date – 10 September 2020 Source – review copy Sophie thought she and Jonah were happy, bringing up their small daughter together, until one summer’s day, she discovers that Jonah is far from the man she thought he was. Sam – an attractive English teacher – seems to offer her…

Six Degrees of Separation – From Rodham to The Bell Jar

Six Degrees of Separation is the brainchild of Kate from Books Are My Favourite and My Best. Each month there is a different starter book and through six books, with what can be, on my part, extremely tenuous links,  you see which book you end up at. The starter book this month is Rodham by Curtis…

Balancing the Books – August 2020

So the big day is finally here. The kids are back at school tomorrow. After 7 weeks “off” school, with 5 of those being a trip to the seaside and the rest made up of me doing some work in between feeding them regularly, I’m hoping to take a few days off this month and…