England’s Lane – Emma Woolf

England’s Lane might be named after a place, but it’s a novel about people, and the relationships between them. Emma Woolf’s debut novel is a warm and heartfelt read about three people and the connections between them. Harry isn’t a likeable character – he’s cheating on his wife – but his depression and subsequent suicideContinue reading “England’s Lane – Emma Woolf”

Last Letter From Istanbul by Lucy Foley

In Allied occupied Constantinople, in the 1920s, a house is transformed into a hospital. A young boy learns English, the language of the hated soldiers, yet one that opens up many opportunities. He has a talent for cooking – a language in itself. His mother, bereft at the loss of her brother to war, finds herself challenged andContinue reading “Last Letter From Istanbul by Lucy Foley”

Her Mother’s Daughter – Alice Fitzgerald

In 1980, Josephine flees her home in Ireland to start a new life in London, vowing never to return. Until seventeen years later when she is summoned to see her dying mother In 1997 ten year old Clare is looking forward to the summer holidays when she is going to meet her grandparents in IrelandContinue reading “Her Mother’s Daughter – Alice Fitzgerald”

Just Another Week In Suburbia by Les Zig

Every day is the same in suburbia. Until, of course, it’s not. When Casper Gray discover his wife is keeping secrets from him, his world starts to unravel, and so does his mind. Just Another Week In Suburbia, Les Zig’s debut novel, (he’s also written a memoir, Overload, had screenplays optioned and is a prolificContinue reading “Just Another Week In Suburbia by Les Zig”

Debbie Rix – The Silk Weaver’s Wife

Debbie Rix likes to write about unforgotten women in history. She’s a storyteller who uses her talent and craft to tell the stories of those that other people have glossed over or missed out. In her latest novel The Silk Weaver’s Wife she links the modern rebirth of the Italian silk industry to its 18th-centuryContinue reading “Debbie Rix – The Silk Weaver’s Wife”