Shiny New Books Are My Bag

Issue 12 of Shiny New Books was released last week, full of the usual delights. I reviewed About My Mother By Tahar Ben Jelloun, and here are some of the reviews I enjoyed: Eileen By Ottessa Moshfegh Do Not Say We Have Nothing By Madeleine Thien Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Railway Children By Edith Nesbit I also had no idea it was Bookshop Day last Saturday, that is until I saw the ………

Literary Life: September in Review

I’m wearing a jumper, I’ve switched to a winter quilt, and I’m considering a fringe – it must be autumn. September was a quiet month and rather depressingly I’m having to check Instagram to see if I’ve done anything. Who needs a memory when you’ve got social media….. I went to the Brighton Toy Museum, which is adorable if a little train heavy (luckily, I love a train). My friend Agnes and I (almost) aced ………

Literary Life: August in Review

If you’ve not read or seen The Cursed Child do no go beyond the list of what I’ve read below, as there be spoilers. August has been a lovely month, full of mini golf and dressing up as Sherlock for a Sherlock tour around central London. The British Museum is an oven in summer, however, there is a rather marvellous room full of books that was air conditioned. I am not sure I have ever ………

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss & Shiny New Books

I review The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss for Issue 11 of Shiny New Books. It’s wonderfully written, and a book that sneaks up on you – keeps you thinking long after it ends. If you like an introspective novel on family this is for you, it’s so much more as well, Moss keeps it alive with powerful story telling. Read my review over at Shiny New Books. There are also some other great book ………