Louise Candlish, Rare Birds Book Club, Unboxing, Uncategorized

Book Subscription Box – unwrapping

Rare Birds Book Club "Rare Birds Book Club brings together all the curation of an independent bookshop and all the convenience of online shopping under one roof. Join our secret society and every month a new book will drop through your letterbox like a special treat. We know you’re not always reading, but when you… Continue reading Book Subscription Box – unwrapping

Victoria Schade

Life on the Leash

Author: Victoria Schade | Publisher: Simon and Schuster I read Life on the Leash on the recommendation of @Simone and Her Books. I was looking for something light, because with my job at the moment I’m finding I just have less time to read. So anything heavy, or which doesn’t grab me right away, is… Continue reading Life on the Leash

Gill Simms, Uncategorized

Why Mummy Swears

Author: Gill Simms | Publisher: Harper Collins It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to… Continue reading Why Mummy Swears

Why Mummy Drinks Gill Simms
Gill Simms

Why Mummy Drinks [Book Review]

Author: Gill Simms | Publisher: Harper Collins Welcome to Mummy's world... It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future full of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be 'tiddly' after a glass of Pinot Grigio… Continue reading Why Mummy Drinks [Book Review]

Happy Little Bluebirds Louise Levene
Louise Levene

Happy Little Bluebirds [Book Review]

Author: Louise Levene | Publisher: Bloomsbury It is September 1940 and Evelyn Murdoch, a translator from the Postal Censorship department, is uprooted from her home in wartime Woking and transferred to Hollywood. She is to assist a mysterious British agent in his attempt to outwit the Los Angeles German delegation and boost the British propaganda… Continue reading Happy Little Bluebirds [Book Review]

The Chilbury Ladies Choir, Jennifer Ryan
jennifer ryan

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir [Book Review]

Author: Jennifer Ryan | Publisher: The Borough Press Kent, 1940. In the village of Chilbury, the vicar closes the choir after the men leave for the front, and the women take umbrage… … until the arrival of music professor Primrose Trent, that is. With her encouragement they resurrect themselves as The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, find… Continue reading The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir [Book Review]

Dear Mrs Bird A J Pearce
AJ Pearce

Dear Mrs Bird [Book Review]

Author: A J Pearce | Published by: Picador, March 2018 Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmeline dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance – but… Continue reading Dear Mrs Bird [Book Review]