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Review: The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel

While I love life down under, one of the things I miss most about living in London – that ranks swiftly after my family and friends – is working with books. I was lucky enough to spend my last two years in London working for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and as an avid book blogger […]

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Six of the Best: American Reads

With the recent results of the American Election, and the consequential fall-out the world over, it’s fair to say that the US of A has lost its favour with many. A country I’ve had a long distance literary love affair with since I was a young girl, while Trump’s presidency may not be the county’s finest hour, […]

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Review: Falling – Jane Green

Much like Rosamund Pilcher, Jane Green is one of my go-to authors when I’m in need of a hug of a book; the kind that wraps you in a metaphorical blanket and leaves you thinking all is right with the world once more. And while much of Rosamund Pilcher’s back catalogue is set against rugged […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Reflect On The Last Twelve Months

A Girl Down Under

I’ve been planning on writing this blog post for a while now. As soon as I was offered a sponsored job with just weeks left of my working holiday visa – and consequently knew I was in Australia to stay – I’ve been dying to put pen to paper to wax lyrical about my first […]

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Review: The Year of Living Danishly – Helen Russel

Despite having lived in Australia for almost a year now and having fully integrated myself into a Sydney-sider’s lifestyle – from partaking in everything from sunrise yoga to surf lessons – when it comes to my online reading matter, it has remained quintessentially British. From Stylist Magazine to the Telegraph Online and everything in between, […]

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The Bookshop that Floated Away – Sarah Henshaw

I was first made aware of The Book Barge a couple of years ago when my little sister Jojo sent me a photo of it when it was moored in North London. Alas, living in a pocket of leafy South-West London that I rarely, if ever, left, I never did make it to the other […]

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Review: The Muse – Jessie Burton

  After a recent trip back to London, which involved sorting through hundreds of books that had been packed away in every available nook and cranny of my mum and step-dad’s cottage, I was left with the arduous task of which books to give away, which to leave in storage, and which should come back […]

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Review: Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult

It was while I was clearing out the remnants of my possessions in my London flat during a recent trip back to the UK that I came across a nameless novel from Hodder Books. As well as having no title to speak of, said book also lacked both a blurb and any evidence of who […]

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Review: Mad Girl – Bryony Gordon

Ever since I read Bryony Gordon’s memoir of her misspent twenties – The Wrong Knickers – almost two years ago, I’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow-on and consequently continued to read in earnest Gordon’s Telegraph columns in absence of said sequel. Thus it was with utter glee that I found out that Bryony was indeed writing a […]

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Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse

There are a small number of writers whose newest releases I eagerly await – those whose websites and social media channels I check every few months, hoping for an update on when they might be releasing their next novel. And since reading Lucie Whitehouse’s debut – The House at Midnight; which remains a book I […]

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