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Tag Archives: Women Writers

Review: The Best of Us – Joyce Maynard

As a book blogger, it’s hard not to feel like a broken record at times. As much as I like to think of myself as something of a wordsmith, there are only so many adjectives and phrases one can use to describe a book – compelling; a page turner; beautifully written, evocative, atmospheric. While the […]

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Vinegar Girl – Anne Tyler

I first read Anne Tyler a couple of years ago when Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant was recommended to me; and then went on to read A Spool of Blue Thread when it was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction two years ago. An all-American writer her books are comforting, yet intelligent, and […]

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Review: Leap Year – Helen Russell

Leap In - Helen Russel

Last year while in Hawaii I read – and adored – Helen Russell’s The Year of Living Danishly. It was a rather odd juxtaposition; sweltering in the Hawaiian heat while day dreaming of candles and cushions and all things cosy. And, as happy as I am with the life I’ve built down under; the endless […]

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Review: The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things

Recently I began working at the publishers Bloombsury – having interned there many moons ago, being offered a job in the digital marketing department was something of a dream come true for me. On my first day there I was discussing with a new colleague what our favourite books were; one of his was The […]

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