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My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologies by Fredrik Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @HachetteUK @HachetteBooks @HodderBooks

2015 Sceptre Books Synopsis To most people, seven-year-old Elsa's granny is eccentric, if not crazy.  To Elsa, she's a superhero.  One with a superpower like no other: STORYTELLING When Granny leaves Elsa a mysterious series of letters apologising to those she has wronged, her stories come to life in ways Elsa could never have imagined,… Continue reading My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologies by Fredrik Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @HachetteUK @HachetteBooks @HodderBooks

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @HachetteUK @HachetteBooks @HodderBooks

2015 Sceptre Books Charming... you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel a new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.  People Normally I start my reviews with a synopsis, but having just finished this marvellous book and finding the time to write my review immediately I wanted to convey how endearingly brilliant this book is, and… Continue reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @HachetteUK @HachetteBooks @HodderBooks

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The Nix by Nathan Hill @picadorbooks @nathanreads @panmacmillan

2017 Picador Synopsis Meet Samuel Andresen-Anderson: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games.  He hasn't seen his mother Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy.  Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly… Continue reading The Nix by Nathan Hill @picadorbooks @nathanreads @panmacmillan

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The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis @BoroughPress @bethklewis @HarperCollinsUK @HarperCollins

Borough Press 2016 One of my first Goldsboro Books 'Book of the Month' purchases, shortly after joining their fantastic book club.  Not a book I had seen or heard much about and not one that I would have necessarily picked up.  It has sat on my bookshelf since June 2016 but I am making an… Continue reading The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis @BoroughPress @bethklewis @HarperCollinsUK @HarperCollins

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The Bedlam Stacks @BloomsburyBooks @Natasha_Pulley #BedlamStacks

Natasha Pulley 2017 Bloomsbury Books This was a recent Goodreads giveaway win, which I was delighted about having seen a lot on Social Media about the Watchmaker of Filigree Street, a book I still haven't read, although I believe there is an overlap of some characters between that book and this, the author's second novel. So… Continue reading The Bedlam Stacks @BloomsburyBooks @Natasha_Pulley #BedlamStacks

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Review – The Trouble with Goats and Sheep @harpercollinsuk @boroughpress

Joanna Canon 2016 Borough Press I thoroughly enjoyed this tender book set during the legendary 1976 British heatwave.  From the back Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten year olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands. Driven by the… Continue reading Review – The Trouble with Goats and Sheep @harpercollinsuk @boroughpress