Exciting week and exciting news…

Posted Posted in Book review, Books, domestic violence, Feminism, Feminist, Fiction, Manchester, Perfect Ten, Storytelling, Writer, Writing

It’s been a very exciting week for me and Perfect Ten. The official launch date was earlier in September, but the launch party was on the 21st September at Chapter One Books in Manchester. On Friday, it was reviewed in the Daily Mail! Perfect Ten has gone national! In the fantastic review in their books […]

Review: Boneland by Alan Garner

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Like many others I read Boneland as a much awaited sequel to Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath. I’d already read reports that the novel would be Garner in ‘grown-up’ mode and I eagerly anticipated a conclusion to the story. I read the novel in two sittings, roughly half and half. After reading […]

Book Review: Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller

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Book Synopsis (Goodreads) Sylvia Sandon always swore she wouldn’t become her mother. But one August morning, she finds herself walking the same prodigal path as the fervently religious yet faithless Elaine, into an affair she feels powerless to resist. Against the backdrop of California brushfires and fundamentalist mores in the ’70s, 12-year old Sylvie had […]

Della Says…..

Posted Posted in Book review, Identity, Social networking, Writing

OMG. ‘Della’s over the moon when she kisses her long-standing crush at a party – but then she discovers her diary has disappeared… When scans of embarrassing pages are sent to her mobile and appear on Facebook, Della’s distraught – how can she enjoy her first proper romance when someone, somewhere, knows all her deepest, […]

Book Review: A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth

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A Kind of Intimacy is a deep, dark journey into the mind of Annie, an unreliable narrator of her own tragic story. Annie is a morbidly obese twenty-something with, it seems at first, a failed marriage behind her and a mood of unrelenting optimism. We join her as she moves into suburbia and makes an […]