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Book Reviews

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A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Can a single act of kindness change a life forever? Ruth Ryans is a well established celebratory agony aunt. Her life is full of social events and glamour, with a...

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Posted by Kate Vickers in , , .

The Rosie Project is a fresh, light and modern tale written by Graeme Simsion and told through the eyes of Associate-Professor Don Tillman.  Don is a highly intelligent academic who...

Miss Marley by Vanessa Lafaye and Rebecca Mascull
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill. Before A Christmas Carol there was….Miss Marley. Miss Marley is a beautifully bound book that was begun by Vanessa Lafaye and completed by her...

The Key by Kathryn Hughes
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

A hidden note. A lost love. A second chance. The Key, published by Headline Review, is a fictional novel but is inspired by Kathryn Hughes visit to Denbigh Asylum in North...

The Mother of all Christmases by Milly Johnson
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold.’ ~ Heat Magazine The Mother of All Christmases is the latest novel from the ‘Queen of Feel-Good...

The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

First things first, CONGRATS to Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen for winning the SPECSAVERS POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 at the recent An Post Irish Book Awards. The Importance of Being...

By Royal Appointment by A. O’ Connor
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

By Royal Appointment is the latest novel from bestselling Irish author A. O’ Connor and is a slight departure for him, as it is his first fictionalised account of real events....

Paris in the Dark by Robert Olen Butler
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‘Welcome to the City of Lights. Adventure awaits.’ Drawing on his own experience as a war veteran and news reporter, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Robert Olen Butler has created a thriller...

No Time to Cry ~ James Oswald
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Undercover ops are always dangerous, but DC Constance Fairchild never expected things to go this wrong. No Time to Cry is the latest novel from James Oswald one of the...

Christmas at Liberty’s by Fiona Ford
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Even in wartime there is magic at Christmas  Christmas at Liberty’s is the first book in the new Liberty Girls series from Fiona Ford. Set around the iconic Carnaby Street department...