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A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
I am not one for Historical fiction books so I was excited to read this and see how I got on. I debated whether to order this on Kindle or as a paperback and I decided to stick to my rule that any books for Uni will always be purchased as physical books. When the book arrived I was gobsmacked at the size of it 872 pages! It took me about 5 weeks to actually make a start on the reading partly down to having exams and partly because of the size of it.

i had read many reviews on the book mainly saying stick with it! and so I started on what would become a 6 week endurance trip! I started off not knowing a thing about the French revolution other than it was something that… Read more
The Teashop on the Corner by Milly Johnson
The Teashop on the Corner by Milly Johnson
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I am sat typing this with my cheeks still damp from the last hour of my life which has been spent sobbing my heart out at the last 100 or so pages of this book. WOW! Milly, you have done it again.

The story is so heartwarming and lovely - it's about a group of random people who meet and become friends under the most random of circumstances. YES you can see many things coming fro early on in the book and yes, there are some surprises along the way and, of course, as with all Milly Johnson's books, there is an element of magic involved.

I loved the characters - I loved Carla, Molly, Leni, Ryan, Shaun, Paviter and Will so much, I really hope they pop up again in a future… Read more
You're the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher
You're the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher
I pre-ordered this book a while before it was released having enjoyed Giovanna Fletcher's first book "Billie & Me". I follow Gi on twitter and i love how she interacts with her readers and you really see her conceive, grow and "give birth to" her books (at the same time as growing a human inside her!)

I thought the book would be a light holiday read but actually it was very thought provoking and to echo the thoughts of another reviewer, you feel like you are part of their gang. Gi writes the characters when they are younger very well and it brought back warm childhood memories for me reading it. It took me a while to realise that bits of Robert's wedding speech… Read more

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