An Interview with … Rachel Fearnley

Good morning! Today I'm heading back out on the interview trail after quite a long break. Chatting to me today is Rachel Fearnley, author of Our Family and IT, a very moving novel which explores the impact illness has on a family. Rachel, thanks very much for joining me. I very much enjoyed reading your … Continue reading An Interview with … Rachel Fearnley

What’s Left Unsaid – Deborah Stone

Deborah Stone’s novel begins with Joe telling us, from beyond the grave it quickly transpires, that he and his wife, Annie, have much to regret, that they hid the truth at many points in their lives. The consequences of what has been left unsaid are played out in this story, often to devastating effect. Annie … Continue reading What’s Left Unsaid – Deborah Stone

Deborah Morgan’s Disappearing Home – one for the year’s Top Ten

There are some books which just don’t put a foot wrong – and this is one of them. The tale of ten-year-old Robyn, growing up on an estate in Liverpool in the late Seventies, is one which is simply and brilliantly narrated by Robyn herself. Morgan manages the difficult trick of getting a child’s voice … Continue reading Deborah Morgan’s Disappearing Home – one for the year’s Top Ten