Joanne Sheppard

Top Reviewer Ranking: 813
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (909 of 1,079)
Location: England
Birthday: 15 Feb
In My Own Words:
Ink-stained wretch


Top Reviewer Ranking: 813 - Total Helpful Votes: 909 of 1079
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
A few years ago I read Sittenfeld's excruciatingly well-observed, frustrating coming-of-age novel Prep, about a girl who begs her parents to send her to a New England boarding school only to realise that she can never fit in - or admit that she has made a terrible mistake.

Sisterland revisits some of these themes, and like Prep, it has a narrator painfully ill at ease with herself - so much so that she has even changed her name from Daisy to Kate to distance herself from her childhood and from Violet, her twin sister. Daisy and Violet are, to a degree, misfits purely by virtue of being twins, but to make matters worse they are also psychic, prone to 'senses' about people, places… Read more
Little Friends Rabbit Cage, 60 cm by Little Friends
This cage is totally unsuitable for any rabbit. It's FAR too small even the smallest of rabbit breeds and it doesn't have a covered area where the rabbit can go for privacy.
The Magus of Hay (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES Book 9) by Phil Rickman
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I've read all eleven of the previous books in this series over the past fifteen or so years, which is an obvious indication of how much I've enjoyed them. They feature an ever-expanding cast of recurring characters, including Merrily daughter Jane, local musician Lol Robinson, West Mercia Police officer DI Francis Bliss, and many more. Rickman has a gift for cliffhanger chapter endings and also for capturing a strong sense of place - the books are as much about the psychogeography of the English-Welsh border country as anything else. The supernatural elements are cleverly woven into the crime plots, and are chilling without pulling the novels into actual horror or fantasy territory. All in… Read more

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