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Cooking the Books – Ready, Steady Glow by Madeleine Shaw

I borrowed  copy of Ready, Steady Glow from my local library last year in a last-ditch attempt to get some extra veg and healthy food in my diet before winter started wreaking havoc to my immune system. I love cooking, especially since moving into my own place a few years ago and getting a kitchen… Continue reading Cooking the Books – Ready, Steady Glow by Madeleine Shaw

Books · cookery books · Dystopia · Fiction · Irvine Welsh · Lorraine Pascale · Madeleine Shaw · Uncategorized

A Little Look at What’s Coming Up in 2017

Seeing as it’s the start of the year, I thought I’d do a bit of research into what bookish things are coming up in the first few months of 2017.New releases, adaptations for stage and screen – exciting happenings for literature lovers seem to be in abundance on the horizon. Here are just a few of… Continue reading A Little Look at What’s Coming Up in 2017

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The Girls by Emma Cline – A Review

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The Girls, the debut novel by Emma Cline,was perhaps the most hotly anticipated novel of the summer. As recommendations from Lena Dunham, Mark Haddon and countless others rolled in, film rights to the novel were secured even before its publication, and a bidding war between publishers secured Cline’s position as… Continue reading The Girls by Emma Cline – A Review

Books · Dystopia · Fiction

The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver – A Review

Reading The Mandibles while still in a post-Brexit haze was probably not my wisest Literary move. Lionel Shriver has never been one to shy away  from controversial subjects (why stick with mass shootings and obesity when you can offend everyone about cultural appropriation?) and her latest offering is no different. Set between the years 2029 and 2047, the… Continue reading The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver – A Review