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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne
Posted by L.A. McCabe in .

‘I hate to hear you talking as if women were fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.’ When...

The Sea Change & Other Stories by Helen Grant
Posted by Máiréad Casey in .

The supernatural and strange has an uncanny knack for exposing the deepest, most irrational of human fears and the ugliest of flaws. When used right, they can also reveal what...

The Lost by Claire McGowan
Posted by Carolann Copeland in .

Claire McGowan’s first book The Fall was highly acclaimed and it seems her second novel, ‘The Lost’ is set to follow the same route. McGowan uses her own knowledge of...

How to Fall by Jane Casey
Posted by Lucy Fitzsimmons in , .

Jess Tennant is going on a summer holiday with her mother, Molly,  away from the commotion, noise and  her ex-boyfriend in London to her mother’s home town of Port Sentinel...

Ghost Detective: The Missing Dancer by Emily Mason
Posted by Megan Punzet in .

When ghost detectives Abi, Grace, Sarah and Hannah are visited by the ghost of a young ballet dancer named Felicity they jump at the chance to help. The only way...

The City of Shadows by Michael Russell
Posted by Louise Phillips in , .

Dublin 1934: Detective Stefan Gillespie arrests a German doctor and encounters Hannah Rosen desperate to find her friend Susan, a Jewish woman who had become involved with a priest, and...

The Cougar Diaries, Part 1
Posted by Roisin Peddle in .

http://thedailyshift.com/2013/03/13/review-move-over-fifty-shades/ The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle reviews Aoife Brennan’s new novel, The Cougar Diaries Part I… It’s probably understandable that the market became flooded with erotic fiction after the success...

Queenie by Jacqeline Wilson
Posted by Megan Punzet in .

Elsie lives with her nan, her mum is a showgirl and Elsie hardly ever sees her. Elsie and her nan have planned to go to the Queen’s coronation for months...

Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
Posted by Megan Punzet in .

Wild Boy has only ever wanted to be like everyone else. He is a freak, covered in hair and people pay to see him. When he attacks his horrible master...

The Bad Karma Diaries by Bridget Hourican
Posted by Megan Punzet in .

How to make your blog interesting: 1. start a party planning business 2. make some new interesting friends 3. do bad things to bad people as the instruments of karma....