REVIEW:The Girl on the Page by John Purcell

In brief: Amy is an editing genius but when her new boss asks her to force a commercial novel from a literary great, it challenges even her. The good: it's fun – loud, honest and brash. The not-so-good: The ending – so unexpected! Why I chose it: Thank you to Harper Collins for the ARC.... Continue Reading →


Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 15/10/18

This Monday is special because I brought two new Murakamis home with me! I love the beautiful hardcover editions with the extra details on the dust jacket. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle kindly arrived from Hachette (possibly to stop me recounting every single Monty Python sketch on social... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Shell by Kristina Olsson

In brief: In Sydney in 1965, the harbour appears calm but there is a strong undercurrent. The Sydney Opera House is being built with daily controversy and anti-war sentiment is growing. The good: The words are exquisite. The not-so-good: I devoured this beautiful book. Why I chose it: Thank you to Simon & Schuster for... Continue Reading →

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