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The Merry-Go-round in the Sea: Book Review

This was the third time I have read The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea by Randoph Stow. The first time was at school where I loathed it with a passion. I found it at that time boring and did not relate … Continue reading

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Songs of Heartstrings: A Book Review

  Songs of Heartstrings by fellow blogger Miriam Hurdle is a collection of poems and short stories about nature, relationships, cancer treatment, parenthood and everything that tugs on her heartstrings. Throughout there is reflection and a sense of someone who … Continue reading

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Spring Collection: A Book Review

If a book makes it to my bookshelf it stays there until it is read. At that point it will either be recycled or, if I have loved the narrative enough, I will move it to the bookshelf of books … Continue reading

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We Come Apart: A book Review

I have decided that I love prose poetry. The first one I read was by Marg Collett titled Finding the Place – my review is here.  We come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan I found equally as compelling. Verse is an emotive … Continue reading

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The Children Act: A Book Review

Ian McEwan’s reputation goes before him and The Children Act did not disappoint. It is the story of a High Court judge (Fiona May) who deals with family matters. Three cases are discussed in some detail – one a divorce … Continue reading

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On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years after it Happened: A Book Review

In my opinion this is one of the best misery memoirs I have read. Personally I preferred it to Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes which also falls into this category of memoir. On Hearing of my Mother’s death six years after … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad: A Book Review

Just imagine what it must have been like to live the life of Cora, a slave girl on a cotton plantation in Georgia if I found reading it torrid and stressful. I have no doubt that the scenes described in … Continue reading

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