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Brave by Rose McGowan
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

“Hello fellow human, pleased to meet you. My name is Rose McGowan and I am BRAVE. I want you to be too.” Brave is the no-holds barred memoir/manifesto by Rose...

Last Orders (Book 3 in The Dublin Trilogy) by Caimh McDonnell
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘When all that’s left is the fall, the fall is everything. And even the mighty fall.’ I have been a fan of Caimh McDonnell’s books from the get-go. Packed full...

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
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‘How would you live your life if you knew the day you were going to die?’ My review today is of the extremely thought-provoking novel, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Just published...

The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘A missing daughter. A desperate mother. A night that changes everything…’ The Lost Girl is quite a personal story for the author as can be seen from the dedication at the...

Anna by Amanda Prowse
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘There are two sides to every story. This is Anna’s story.’ Amanda Prowse has done something a little different this time. Anna tells the story of ‘One Love……Two Stories’ from Anna’s perspective but in...

At the End of the Century: The Stories of Ruth Jhabvala
Posted by Helena Mulkerns in , .

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927-2013) is probably the most prolific, well-regarded contemporary short story writer you are not even acquainted with.  As a literary wit once noted, winning the Booker Prize,...

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
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‘Zach’s story starts on the worst day of his life…. …..and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected.’ Only Child is the incredible debut written by Rhiannon Navin and...

A Memoir Full of Summers: Friends with the Enemy by Val Mulkerns
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

Every now and then you pick up a book and begin to read it – and you just want to keep on reading. It’s not something I’d normally say about...

Behind A Closed Door by Adele O’ Neill
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘What if everything in your life was a lie?’ Behind A Closed Door is the second novel from Irish Writer Adele O’ Neill. Published by Aria Fiction, it is described...

Perfect Death by Helen Fields
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘The biggest dangers are the ones we don’t see…’ I’m a bit of a late comer to Helen Fields, but having heard so many wonderful reviews I was eager to...