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The woman with a plan! ‘EILEEN’ by Ottessa Moshfegh – A REVIEW.

A sure way of knowing you’ve enjoyed a good book is when you’re sorry to have finished it, this is what has happened to me recently with the novel Eileen written by Ottessa Moshfegh! Not the best novel that I’ve ever … Continue reading

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AN INTERESTING-ISH, ETHICAL McEWAN, BUT NOT A HIGHLY ENJOYABLE ONE! ‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan: a review.

Having enjoyed Solar by renowned author Ian McEwan and then really enjoyed his spy thriller novel Sweet Tooth, I thought it was nailed on that The Children Act would be another high quality piece of work by him.  However, for … Continue reading

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AN UNSATISFYING DRAMA! ‘THE CASUAL VACANCY’ -EPISODE THREE REVIEW.

After seeing the concluding part of this drama last night the verdict is now clear, I DEFINITELY PREFER THE BOOK OVER THE TV ADAPTATION! This third episode in many ways was a bit all over the place.  Like episode two, … Continue reading

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A CASUAL HIT! ‘The Casual Vacancy’ – episode one review.

Think The Vicar of Dibley with elements of Eastenders in it and you will pretty much have an idea of what the first episode of this new three part BBC1 drama was like.  The screenplay was written by Sarah Phelps … Continue reading

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A STRANGE SHEEP SHEARING, SHAGGING SHEILA….WHO FAILED TO FULLY SATISFY ME! ‘ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING’ BY Evie Wyld – A Review.

ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING by Evie Wyld – A Review. After a tricky start(the writing style took a bit of getting used too), I found myself in the day really looking forward to reading more of this book whenever I next … Continue reading

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FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED…..I LOVE ‘THIS WICKED WORLD’ ‘THIS WICKED WORLD’ by Richard Lange – A Review.

THIS WICKED WORLD by Richard Lange – A Review. Two months ago I had never heard of the American novelist Richard Lange. Fast forward two months and two novels later, and he is fast becoming one of my most favourite authors … Continue reading

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SEX, STIRRUPS AND SECOND RATE STORYTELLING! ‘TAKING THE FALL’ by A.P.McCoy – A Review.

A review of TAKING THE FALL by A.P.McCoy – As a big horse racing fan I’ve been wanting to read a novel based around this sport for ages. I recently bought and read D J Taylor’s Derby Day because of … Continue reading

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