Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan

'Children pulled their hoods up before facing out to school, while their mothers, so used now to ducking their heads and running to the clothes line, or hardly daring to hang anything out at all, had little faith in getting so much a shirt dry before evening. And then the nights came on and the … Continue reading Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan

A Terrible Kindness – Jo Browning Wroe

The story of a young chorister who becomes an embalmer is an unlikely premise for a bestselling novel - but this will be a bestseller and it is brilliant. I knew within the first few pages that it would be going on my Top Ten Reads for 2022 - I haven't felt like this about … Continue reading A Terrible Kindness – Jo Browning Wroe