To read or not to read? A touching tale of loss, marriage, and the price of ambition, crafted within an imagined Shakespeare’s world
Humankind by Michael Whitehead – The inadvertent uncovering of a dark past linked with slavery influences the present in this easy read
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Surprisingly good read from Susanna Clarke, which is an imaginative tour de force of otherworldliness, magic & the ruthlessness of ambition
A very well-written, dark and suspenseful thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end
A book about a series of incidents at a private boys’ school in England, Auriel Roe’s book is funny, warm and entertaining – a perfect read.
Mattie Simpkin is a wonderful heroine with verve and drive and a willingness to ensure that young women of the early twentieth century know that they can achieve much – if they only know how to push.
The Milan Contract by Stephen Franks is a great thriller, taut and tense, with a well-executed plot which starts as a regular police investigation but develops into so much more
An unashamedly romantic novel about Posy, her bookshop and a bid to dedicate it to romance, in spite of Sebastian, her handsome nemesis
James Bond’s trip to Turkey for the suggested love of a Russian beauty was a great introduction for me to the fiction of Ian Fleming
Jojo Moyes’ book about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky is a stirring tale about the power of friendship and the joy that books can bring