REVIEW: Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden

In brief: When a family move to the country to help on the family farm, it's difficult for all the women but particularly so for Marjorie… The good: Quirky, yet moving. The not-so-good: The first one hundred pages are very slow. Why I chose it: Thank you to Pan Macmillan for the copy. Year: 2019... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

In brief: In Tokyo, there is a very special coffee shop that allows customers to travel back in time. But there are multiple rules… The good: Great idea for a story. The not-so-good: Some very sad moments! Why I chose it: I love Japanese fiction – thank you to Pan Macmillan for the ARC. Year:... Continue Reading →

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