The Art of Not Falling Apart by Christina Patterson

Life doesn’t always work out the way we’d planned. Sometimes we’re not sure what we’ve planned, but we know that illness, money troubles, death and loneliness aren’t it. Yet, somehow, even when life has given you lemons and stole the squeezer, we keep going. In The Art of Not Falling Apart Christina Patterson, triggered byContinue reading “The Art of Not Falling Apart by Christina Patterson”

Laura Freeman – The Reading Cure – How Books Restored My Appetite 

Laura Freeman’s The Reading Cure – How Books Restored My Appetite is not a book about anorexia, but one about recovery. And more specifically, about how a love of reading helped her to love life again, and recovery from a decade long battle with anorexia. Reading accounts of how her favourite characters enjoyed food and with itContinue reading “Laura Freeman – The Reading Cure – How Books Restored My Appetite “

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a novel about love, courage and human tenacity in the face of destruction and devestation. It is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. Lale is comes ffrom Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, and immediately stands out toContinue reading “The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris”

Folkestone Book Festival 2017

The annual Folkestone Book Festival is back, and the programme is as packed as ever with writers, publishers, authors, actors and comedians all ready to discuss books and their place in the world. Taking place from Friday 17th November to Sunday 26th November, it features an impressive selection of talks, workshops and performances from localContinue reading “Folkestone Book Festival 2017”

Secret Shores by Ella Carey

Secret Shores is a glorious book. Ella Carey takes us on a journey through the eighties publishing world in New York, the Australian post war modernist movement, romantic Rome and the inner world of her characters through intelligent and enthralling prose. Our protagonist, Tess Miller finds her editing career floundering when she’s given a newContinue reading “Secret Shores by Ella Carey”