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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

“We’re going to survive–our songs, our stories. They’ll never be able to forget us. Decades after the last man who fought at Troy is dead, their sons will remember the songs their Trojan mothers sang to them. We’ll be in their dreams–and in their worst nightmares too.” Author: Pat Barker…

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August Wrap-Up

September 1st marks the first day of meteorological Autumn meaning the jumpers are out, the rain is pouring and we might finally stop seeing middle-aged men take to the streets topless as soon as they catch a glimpse of some British sunshine. Although to be honest, as someone who is…

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Little Fires Everywhere Book Review

“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.” Author: Celeste Ng Published: 2017 Pages: 338 Rating: 5 stars Oh how I loved…

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On Writing, Telling Stories & Progressing – Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone.

Tuesday 31st July 2018, Waterstones ‘In Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi’ It was after devouring her debut novel ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ when I discovered author Tomi Adeyemi was coming to Waterstones in Liverpool. After relishing this enchanting story, I bought a ticket and I’m so happy I did. Hearing…

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July Wrap Up – Books I’ve Read This Month

And just like that another month has flown by. The sun has been shining here in the UK, but today as I’m writing this I’m accompanied by the gentle patter of rain upon my window. The sound of rain makes me feel so cozy, as does reading a good book,…

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The Silent Companions Book Review

“You could not explain fear; you could only feel it, roaring through the silence and striking your heart still.” Author: Laura Purcell             Published: 2017             Pages:  385             Rating: 4 stars Typically drawn to fluffy YA stories…

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Book Blogger A-Z Survey

I haven’t had much time to sit down and write over the past couple of days, so instead, I thought it would be fun to start the week with this little Book Blogger survey! I am a self-confessed bookworm and in light of my latest post, I thought it would…

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June Wrap Up – Books I’ve Read This Month

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” Now that uni’s over for summer, I’ve found…

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