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Book Review: The Absolutist by John Boyne

The AbsolutistI picked up The Absolutist in a second hand shop recently for something like 50c. I’ve enjoyed John Boyne’s books up to now, I haven’t read the Mutiny one as yet as leafing through it, I wasn’t sure I’d have the stomach for it. All of his books stay with me and while that probably shows how good they are, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes [...]

Book Review: James Herriot

I’ve been re-reading the James Herriot series over the last couple of weeks. I first read them as a teenager, and still have almost all of the dogeared copies. I picked up an omnibus of 6 of the books in a second hand shop a while ago, just couldn’t resist it. It must be 3o years since I last read James Herriot but I must confess to occasionally recording All Creatures Great and Small when it was on TG4 every [...]

Book Review: Can Anybody Help Me? by Sinead Crowley

I bought Sinead Crowley’s first book, a crime thriller, Can Anybody Help Me? on kindle when it first came out. It was on offer for ?1.50 for a short period so I snapped it up. I still prefer reading the physical book but considering it was ?14.99, it seemed like a no brainer to buy it on kindle. Funnily enough though, it then took me a while to get around to reading it but then I flew through it.


Sunday Book Review: Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

life after life by Kate AtkinsonI started reading Life after Life early yesterday evening and finished it this morning – this is a huge clue as to how much I enjoyed this book – I couldn’t put it down! Easy to read and very thought-provoking with characters that really seemed alive.

If you are familiar with the film ‘Sliding Doors’ or even if you use the expression ‘there but for the [...]

Book Review: The Girl Who Came Home

The girl who came home - book reviewThe Girl Who Came Home is an Irish story about the Titanic. It tells the story of a group of fourteen who left a tiny village in the West of Ireland to travel to America, to their new lives, aboard the Titanic. Many books and films have dealt with the Titanic before but most tend to concentrate on the first class passengers, this [...]