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Six of the Best: Haunting Tales

Growing up, there were few things I loved more than a good ghost story. From sleepovers with friends in which we’d share scary stories, to reading my way through as many R.L Stine’s and Point Horror’s as I could stomach, littlewould trump a dark and stormy night curled up under the covers with a horror story. […]

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The House Between the Tides – Sarah Maine

It was after reading Project Lectito’s review of The House Between the Tides that it made its way to the top of my reading pile. Having likened it to Du Maurier’s Rebecca – one of my very, very favourite books – I was immediately sold, and with the bleak and blustery weather we’ve been having […]

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The Sea Between Us – Emylia Hall

There are few authors whose novels I look forward to as much I do Emylia Hall’s. I read, and adored, her debut – The Book of Summers – a few years ago, eagerly awaited her second – A Heart Bent out of Shape, and was then thrilled to hear via Twitter that she was spending […]

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Rainy Reads

With the exception of yesterday, where the sun was shining for most of the day (I like to think it was due to the fact that my Uncle Mike was celebrating his 80th birthday), England seems to have been swept by something of an endless down-pour over the past few days, despite it being late July. And […]

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Inspiring Reads

Following on from the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction event a few weeks ago at London’s Southbank Centre, in which Shami Chakrabarti, Grace Dent et al discussed the books that had inspired or impacted them in some way, it made me think about which books had most affected me. I have loved, adored and treasured many, […]

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My Very Favourite Books

I’m forever being asked what my favourite books are and while the list is forever growing and changing, I’ve read enough books to make a fairly comprehensive decision regarding the ones I’ve loved the best. The following six books are the ones I recommend again, and again and again – often to those who haven’t […]

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Don’t Look Now – Daphne Du Maurier

Frequent followers of my blog will know that I’m a huge fan of Daphne Du Maurier’s; indeed it was reading Rebecca that began my quest to read the Top 100 BBC Reads. And despite the growing piles of books in my fireplace, the additional shelves I’ve had to use to house them, and the fact […]

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World Book Night: Part 1

When I applied to be a World Book Night giver, my first choice of book was Rebecca. As readers of my blog will know, not only is Rebecca one of my favourite books, but I’m also a huge fan of Daphne Du Maurier and would have loved nothing more than to introduce her books to a […]

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The Scapegoat – Daphne Du Maurier

Since reading Du Maurier’s most celebrated novel – Rebecca – I’ve bought every single one of her publications I’ve been able to get my hands on. So much so that I now own four copies of Rebecca, three of Frenchman’s Creek and two of both Jamaica Inn and My Cousin Rachel – an impressive, though […]

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Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

I owe a lot to Daphne Du Maurier’s most treasured novel; it was Rebecca, after all, that begun my quest to read the Top 100 BBC Reads. I had just graduated and was interning at a publisher’s in London while still living in Brighton. Browsing the shelves at the Jubilee Library I came across Rebecca […]

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