REVIEW: The Codes of Love by Hannah Persaud

In brief: Ryan and Emily seem to have it all, which Emily is sure is due to their open marriage and its rules. But then Ada arrives and Ryan falls in love, while Ada becomes a friend to Emily. Who will win Ada's affection? The good: It's a fascinating, complex look at human nature. The... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 1/6/20

It's the first day of winter and it certainly feels like it! It's been rainy and cold, which is excellent for staying at home and reading. Thanks to the parcel postie and courier drivers who were kind and made sure these books didn't get wet: Better Luck Next Time by Kate Hilton (available 16th June)... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

In brief: Emira doesn't really know what she wants to do in life. She babysits Briar, but one night she is accused of kidnapping her. That sets in place an awkward relationship between her and her employer Alix which only becomes more complex… The good: Excellent characterisation The not-so-good: A little bit difficult to settle... Continue Reading →

The Walworth Beauty by Michele Roberts

In brief: A story across two time periods – Joseph, working as a researching for Henry Mayhew on the working class people of London; and Madeleine, a redundant lecturer who moves to Apricot Place to find the past lingering. The good: Michele Roberts' prose is beautiful. The not-so-good: Wasn't always convinced by Madeleine's feelings of... Continue Reading →

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