LBCPuffins review book 06 -Black Beauty

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell  About the book   A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 06 -Black Beauty

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Dead Heads (Gloomwood)by Ross Young – Review

FULL DISCLOSURE - Ross Young is a friend of a friend, who happens to be a writer. Actually, it’s a neighbour and friend - if we’re going to get nit-picky about it - who asked if I'd be interested in checking out this new novel. As he is a chap with impeccable taste, I enthusiastically agreed … Continue reading Dead Heads (Gloomwood)by Ross Young – Review

Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan

SWEET TOOTH IAN MCEWAN There are some mild spoilers in this review, though I refrain from revealing the major plot points or ending. If you've read the novel and want to have a proper gab about it, please contact me on twitter (@LeedsBookClub) or via email! This book was sent out to me for review … Continue reading Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan

The Mystery of Mercy Close Review

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love Marian Keyes. I've been reading her since my early teens, and her mix of brash humour and unfailingly honest outlook has always worked for me. Whether or not you like the whole 'chick-lit' thing, you can't deny she's had a massive influence as a writer, … Continue reading The Mystery of Mercy Close Review

The Book Lovers Companion Review

Deciding what to read next can be a daunting task for a lot of us. It's hard if your last read was a stinker -  though at least you'll know feeling that the only direction left is up!  It's especially tricky if you've just finished something wonderful. You want a book that's different enough that … Continue reading The Book Lovers Companion Review

Mothers and Daughters

MOTHERS IN FICTION CARRIE DUNN Journalist and feminist Carrie Dunn has taken on 20 of fictions most divisive characters. Offering a fresh perspective on their motivations and actions; she re-examines their roles in the book and as part of a broader societal picture.    While a few of these essays are 'merely' delightfully universal; others … Continue reading Mothers and Daughters