‘How do you eat an Elephant?’ Début Novel Blurb…

How do you eat an Elephant?   Meet Evelyn Blake, she’s been lucky in love, but unfortunately, her luck has just run out. Here she lives in its aftermath.   Evelyn is small and pretty, but in being small and pretty she is often called nice and cute, which, for a young twenty-something who wants to make…

10 Top Books…

I was asked a few days ago to list my top 10 books, or at least, the top 10 that stayed with me in some way in a quick note without thinking, without forethought, and I have since considered that it would be very well suited to being on here, my wee blog. Maybe all aren’t fabulous…

‘A Great and Terrible Beauty’… and what women want…

When a book is so good, there is not the need to write reams about its accomplishment; a review could never recreate the beauty of a wonderful read, it must only be read itself. I was offered this book, A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray, as a ‘you must read this, it’s great… honest’ recommendation…

Reading ‘Desperately Seeking’

This was perhaps a little bit of a shameful scoop off the pdsa shelves; Desperately Seeking might suggest that the reader is also… desperately seeking. But, hey, who cares what your fellow tube travellers think of you! So, aside from occasionally hiding the front cover of the book for fear of emotionally unstable assumptions, I did…

Sue Townsend’s ‘The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year’

With such an intriguingly absurd title, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the book as it sat on the shelf in WHSmith amongst a crowd of pleading others, so I whisked it away (after paying for it) and hoped that it would be an agreeable train-journey companion. I must admit, we tried to get along,…