Helen Fitzgerald really captures how hard I imagine it must be working in the probation service when people are expected to take on more and more work but do it in less and less time whilst making sure that no one is re-offending. This contrasts so stunningly with the young Rose and the decision she made in when her and her daughter Mollie were living through the Blitz. The brilliant writing by Clare combined with the excellent narration by Colleen really give this memoir life. Publishers: Picador. No one writes characters like her. Excellent service Excellent service, fast delivery and well packaged Jack Thu, 27 Jun
Port Dundas | Scotch Whisky
Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book and for the invitation to be part of the social media splash. He has suffered an horrendous facial injury in the war and has to wear an uncomfortable tin mask. Her first novel, The Second Child , was published in Last Ones Left Alive is out now and available here. I adore the cover of Between the Regions of Kindness , it just immediately shows that even in the darkest moments new things will grow.
In profile: Nicola Sturgeon
I was gripped by Dead Inside from the opening few pages and I read it in just two sittings. This is a light-hearted read but also a book that made me think, and I loved every minute that I spent reading it. I think the chapter that grabbed me the most was the one about Holly McNish. The novel opens with her waiting for her husband to come home so that they can go out and celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.
The way you can never feel okay when grief is still so raw because the moment you relax it hits you again with full force. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. These Agatha Christie style stories are set in in the sixties and seventies and feature a young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke, who has a passion for Agatha Christie. I felt so sorry for her as I learnt this about her.