The Rosie Project-Review

Every now and then I get sent books that already have a fair bit of hype attached. Some of this you can ignore as publicists being good at their jobs, but when two days after receiving The Rosie Project I read in the paper that it had netted debut author Graeme Simsion a very cool … Continue reading The Rosie Project-Review

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Women’s Literature Festival-Womens Writing Today-Stella Duffy

In the build up to the Women's Literature Festival in Bristol on the 16-17 March, BookElf will be reviewing the work of the writers on the Womens Writing Today panel. The event will look at the issues facing women writers today, and their inspirations for their work.   I had never read any Stella Duffy, … Continue reading Women’s Literature Festival-Womens Writing Today-Stella Duffy

Women’s Literature Festival-Womens Writing Today-Beatrice Hitchman

In the build up to the Women's Literature Festival in Bristol on the 16-17 March, BookElf will be reviewing the work of the writers on the Womens Writing Today panel. The event will look at the issues facing women writers today, and their inspirations for their work. Beatrice Hitchman lived in Paris for a year … Continue reading Women’s Literature Festival-Womens Writing Today-Beatrice Hitchman

Women’s Literature Festival-Women’s Writing Today-Selma Dabbagh

In the build up to the Women's Literature Festival in Bristol on the 16-17 March, BookElf will be reviewing the work of the writers on the Womens Writing Today panel. The event will look at the issues facing women writers today, and their inspirations for their work. This book, the debut novel by British Palestinian … Continue reading Women’s Literature Festival-Women’s Writing Today-Selma Dabbagh

Women’s Literature Festival-Womens Writing Today-Helen Dunmore

In the build up to the Women's Literature Festival in Bristol on the 16-17 March, BookElf will be reviewing the word of the writers on the Womens Writing Today panel. The event will look at the issues facing women writers today, and their inspirations for their work. Helen Dunmore Photo by Caroline Forbes I first … Continue reading Women’s Literature Festival-Womens Writing Today-Helen Dunmore

Women’s Literature Festival-Women’s Writing Today-Bidisha

In the build up to the Women's Literature Festival in Bristol on the 16-17 March, BookElf will be reviewing the word of the writers on the Womens Writing Today panal. The event will look at the issues facing women writers today, and their inspirations for their work. Bidisha Bidisha is a writer and critic whose … Continue reading Women’s Literature Festival-Women’s Writing Today-Bidisha

Tan Twan Eng Q&A

Tan Twan Eng was my 'discovery of the year' for 2012, after reading both his first novel, The Gift of Rain, longlisted for the Booker in 2007 and his second The Garden of Evening Mists, shortlisted last year, in December. Both long, but worth while reads I love his lyrical writing and tightly woven plots. … Continue reading Tan Twan Eng Q&A

BookElf Reads 2012

In the tradition of the last few years... Not PUBLISHED this year, READ this year, savvy? Oh God this list has caused me some heartache! What a cracking year for reading this has been for me! I know that the LeedsBookClub itself has had some wonderful discoveries over the past twelve months, but these are … Continue reading BookElf Reads 2012

WBN 2013-The Books BookElf’s Verdict

Once again, World Book Night managed to send me my 'apply to be a giver!' email a whole days after I had already done so, but apart from that this year I'd like to say BLOODY WELL DONE. From a reading for pleasure promoter's (working on the job title...) point of view this is a … Continue reading WBN 2013-The Books BookElf’s Verdict

Wighill Book Exchange!

A friend of mine emailed me a little while ago about a little book swap shop with a difference that she located in Wighill.  var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};   "We went for a cycle ride this morning  and visited Wighill on the way, where  - inside an old phone box -  they have a swap shop … Continue reading Wighill Book Exchange!