Keeping Up Appearances by Rose Macaulay and Which Way? by Theodora Benson #BritishLibraryWomenWriters

Today's post is a look at two books I've been desperately trying to get to for some time. It's been a good summer for reading and I've managed to shift clear about half of the TBR pile - and I've finally read these two crackers from the marvellous British Library Women Writers series. I've been … Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances by Rose Macaulay and Which Way? by Theodora Benson #BritishLibraryWomenWriters

Daughters of Paris – Elisabeth J. Hobbes #Blogtour

I may have had something in my eye as I finished Hobbes' latest superb novel; it's certainly another emotional cracker and I loved the way the story ended. I'd really grown to care about what happened to Fleur and Colette, the eponymous daughters in the title, and Hobbes uses the full scale of the French … Continue reading Daughters of Paris – Elisabeth J. Hobbes #Blogtour

Take a Bite; The Rhys Davies Short Story Award Anthology 2022

I've been in a real reading slump this month. I've started a million (very decent) books and I've only finished the marvellous Still Life. This collection of stories also made it through the mire, because it is a brilliant anthology of writing from authors from, or linked to, Wales. It's really exciting to find new … Continue reading Take a Bite; The Rhys Davies Short Story Award Anthology 2022

The Write Balance; How to Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public – Bonni Goldberg #blogblitz

Just for reassurance, Goldberg makes it clear early on that ‘this book is for anyone who writes.’ As a writer herself and as a teacher of writing, she is best placed to know that many authors suffer with a version of Imposter Syndrome, and this guide speaks to the sense of embarrassment some feel when stating … Continue reading The Write Balance; How to Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public – Bonni Goldberg #blogblitz