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The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw @claidlawauthor @AccentPress #BookReview #TheThingsWeLearnWhenWe’reDead #CharlieLaidlaw

Book Description Small decisions can have unintended consequences, but sometimes we get a second chance. On the way home from a dinner party she didn't want to attend, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car.  When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital - but a hospital… Continue reading The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw @claidlawauthor @AccentPress #BookReview #TheThingsWeLearnWhenWe’reDead #CharlieLaidlaw

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A Grand Old Time – Life Begins at 75 by Judy Leigh @AvonBooksUK @JudyLeighWriter #AGrandOldTime #JudyLeigh #BookReview

Avon Books  3rd May 2018 Book Description It's never too late to have the time of your life... Evie Gallagher is regretting her hasty move into a care home.  She may be seventy-five and recently widowed, but she's absolutely not dead yet.  And so, one morning, Evie walks out of Sheldon Lodge and sets off… Continue reading A Grand Old Time – Life Begins at 75 by Judy Leigh @AvonBooksUK @JudyLeighWriter #AGrandOldTime #JudyLeigh #BookReview

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Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon @BoroughPress @JoannaCannon @HarperCollinsUK #ThreeThingsAboutElsie #BookReview #BookBlog

Borough Press 2018 Book Description There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing... might take a little bit more explaining. 84 year old Florence has fallen… Continue reading Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon @BoroughPress @JoannaCannon @HarperCollinsUK #ThreeThingsAboutElsie #BookReview #BookBlog

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang translated by Deborah Smith @londonkoreanist @PortobelloBooks #TheVegetarian #HanKang #BookReview

Published 2015 Portobello Books Winner 2016 Man Booker International Prize Book Description Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people.  He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife.  The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, commits a shocking… Continue reading The Vegetarian by Han Kang translated by Deborah Smith @londonkoreanist @PortobelloBooks #TheVegetarian #HanKang #BookReview

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman @TinderPress #TinManBook #SarahWinman #5StarRead

Book Description It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and… Continue reading Tin Man by Sarah Winman @TinderPress #TinManBook #SarahWinman #5StarRead

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The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor @annkiddtaylor @Headlinepg @Phoebe_Swinburn @annekiddtaylor #TheSharkClub

Published February 22nd Headline Books Book Description On a summer day in 1988, two extraordinary things happen to twelve-year-old Maeve Donnelly.  First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams.  Then, she is attacked by a shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve is a world-travelling biologist, swimming with the animals that once threatened her… Continue reading The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor @annkiddtaylor @Headlinepg @Phoebe_Swinburn @annekiddtaylor #TheSharkClub

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy @PenguinUKBooks @PenguinRHUK #theministryofutmosthappiness #arundhatiroy

Hamish Hamilton 2017 About the Book The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years - the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is… Continue reading The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy @PenguinUKBooks @PenguinRHUK #theministryofutmosthappiness #arundhatiroy

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Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @hodderbooks #brittmariewashere #fredrikbackman

Sceptre Books 2016 Britt-Marie is an acquired taste.  It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way.  A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons).  We're not animals, are we? But behind the pedantic, passive-aggressive… Continue reading Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @hodderbooks #brittmariewashere #fredrikbackman

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Fruit Woman by Kate Rigby @annecater #fruitwoman # randomthingstours

  About the Book Fruit Woman is narrated by Helen Scutt, a quirky and naïve twenty-seven-year-old.  The image of the Fruit Woman has appeared to Helen at important times in her life, particularly in relation to her own sexual and spiritual awakening.  But only now, while on holiday with her extended family, does she get… Continue reading Fruit Woman by Kate Rigby @annecater #fruitwoman # randomthingstours

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The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick @panmacmillan @picadorbooks @graceharrison55 #thereasonyourealive #matthewquick #bookreview

Picador Release Date 11th January 2018 Having enjoyed The Silver Linings Playbook some years ago I was delighted to have the opportunity to read this book prior to its release. Book Description When Sixty-eight-year-old Vietnam War veteran David Granger wakes up from emergency surgery, he finds himself repeating a name: Clayton Fire Bear, a soldier… Continue reading The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick @panmacmillan @picadorbooks @graceharrison55 #thereasonyourealive #matthewquick #bookreview