The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Returning us to the extraordinary territory of Jon McGregor’s Man Booker Prize long-listed novel Reservoir 13, The Reservoir Tapes take us deep into the heart of an English village that is trying to come to terms with what has happened on its watch. A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called … Continue reading The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor – Book Review

BLOGMAS DAY 17: ‘Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days’ by Jeanette Winterson – Book Review

This Blogmas post is a review of one of my favourite Christmassy books in recent years. Blurb from Goodreads Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story? Read these stories by … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 17: ‘Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days’ by Jeanette Winterson – Book Review

BLOGMAS DAY 9: ‘My True Love Gave To Me’ edited by Stephanie Perkins – Book Review

This Blogmas post is a review of a gorgeously bound collection of YA seasonal short stories. Blurb from Goodreads On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ... This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 9: ‘My True Love Gave To Me’ edited by Stephanie Perkins – Book Review

‘Snowdrift and Other Stories’ by Georgette Heyer – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue. Affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; … Continue reading ‘Snowdrift and Other Stories’ by Georgette Heyer – Book Review

‘Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather’ by Gao Xingjian – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Written between 1983 and 1990, these translated stories take as their themes the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory. In "The Temple" the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the "delirious happiness" of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp" a man … Continue reading ‘Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather’ by Gao Xingjian – Book Review

‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Blurb 'It was our third time playing the Godfather theme since lunch...' In a sublime short story collection, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter … Continue reading ‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review