My Top Stationery On The Road

Lulu Allison is the author of Twice the Speed of Dark, published in November by Unbound. It is her first novel. She is currently working on a second novel. You can find out more here or by following Lulu on Twitter – @LRAllison77 Favourite Notebooks Like many of you, I am sure, I get a…

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BEST OF THREE: Jane Holland, author

I cut my teeth on action heroes before the age of ten, in love with H. Rider Haggard’s African adventure stories and Zane Grey’s hauntingly atmospheric Westerns. Yet for some reason I didn’t graduate to being a thriller reader as an adult. I tried a few modern thrillers, but got bored. All those clipped military…

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BEST OF 2017: These Books Should Be Movies!

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. And for my FINAL ‘Best of 2017’ Best of 3! Following on from the great dystopian (and highly cinematic) read, The Feed – I thought I would take a look at 3 of my favourite reads that I reckon should DEFINITELY be movies or TV…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with Nick Clark Windo

1) So, who are you and what have you written?  I’m Nick Clark Windo and I’ve written a novel called The Feed. You can follow me on Twitter @nickhdclark. 2) Why do you write dystopian fiction? I think any novel is an examination of something that has interested the author, whether that’s an event, a theme,…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: John Le Carre’s The Night Manager

BOOK VERSUS FILM: John Le Carre’s The Night Manager

The Night Manager is John Le Carre’s 14th book, published in 1993. The story of ex-soldier-turned-hotelier-turned-spy Jonathan Pine was turned into a massively successful and lavish TV series in 2016, starring a veritable embarrassment of acting riches and exotic locations. But which did it better – the book or the show? The Book Jonathan Pine…

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BEST OF 3: Rosie Fiore, author

What a delicious post to write! If reading is like eating, then a truly well-written book is like a five-star, gourmet feast. There are literally hundreds of books I could have chosen for this post, but I thought I would restrict myself to delights I have recently read. 1) The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry What…

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BEST OF 2017: My Memoir Picks

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. So, I’ve always loved memoir and biography (of NON-celebrities), so I decided to read more in 2017. Here are the choices I picked up last year that I can recommend most highly: 1) The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls I’d heard about this book often…

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BEST OF 2017: My Police Procedural Picks

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. I’m not usually ‘big’ on police procedurals. This is not because I don’t think they’re good, but because they’re frequently series and given I like to read as many different authors as possible, I have a commitment problem!! But these are all book 1 of…

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BEST OF 3: My Orenda Christmas, Year 2

Want to see my Orenda Christmas Year 1? Then CLICK HERE Traditions Long term readers of this blog know I started a tradition last year … My Orenda Books Christmas. It’s very simple – during the break, I try and read as many books by my favourite publisher as possible! (Now, of course I am…

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BEST OF 3: Allie Cresswell, author

Happy Publication this week to Allie Cresswell, for her novel Tall Chimneys! To celebrate, Allie has decided to share her ‘Best of 3’ Historical Fiction novels with us. Don’t forget to check out Tall Chimneys on Amazon – click HERE for USA and HERE for UK, or on Allie’s book cover below in the body…

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