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Book review -Shadow in the Empire of Light – Jane Routley

Thank you, Netgalley, for letting me read this book. OK, the first page was a little…ho hum. But I persisted, and I’m really glad I did. It’s a great romp of a fantasy – Routley has obviously had a lot … Continue reading

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Irisi magazine – healing

You might like to look at this rather beautiful magazine from Irisi especially if you feel the need to contemplate the nature of healing. You could just look at my poem, Kintsugi, but there’s much much more there.

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I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella – book review.

  When I was a teenager, one of my dearest friends was a big fan of Georgette Heyer. I read a couple of them, and enjoyed them, but for me they lacked something. Dragons, mainly. What I’m trying to say … Continue reading

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The French Girl – Lexie Elliot

I really enjoyed this. It starts from a situation we all recognise – not necessarily that holiday, but the blurred boundaries of friendship and sex/romance that happen in young friendship groups. It plays out through entirely believable character development. It’s … Continue reading

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The Valley at the Centre of the World – Malachy Tallack

  I love this book. I’m trying to work out what it is about it that is so compelling. I think it’s the detailing of lives, and the creation of a world where a dead lamb is as important as … Continue reading

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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Maria Ferguson

I went out last night, which is a complicated thing to do midweek, what with the hectic social and sporting timetable the kids have developed, and the fact that my husband works too¬† hard and too long. I wasn’t even … Continue reading

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