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Author: Ellie

Crime Fiction


Random by name, random by nature, this debut novel by Glaswegian journalist, Craig Robertson, was a bit of a random purchase. However I’m glad I bought it and read it promptly. This crime “thriller” is told in first person narrative…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Iron Witch

Whilst I don’t want my blog to fill up with young adult book reviews (doesn’t the blogisphere seem full enough of them already?), I did want to share a few thoughts about The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney. Karen’s a…


On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. A long term resident of my wishlist is Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. I don’t know why I…

Books In


It was payday this week so I treated myself to four trolley jumpers from Tesco. Blue Eyed Boy by Joanne Harris: I didn’t hugely love Chocolat like other people so I’m looking forward to seeing her other style of writing….


Amore and Amaretti

AT A GLANCE: Genre: Non Fiction — Food — Memoir Setting: Florence, Italy 2/5 Stars (OK) Victoria Cosford is an Australian food writer who also teaches Italian cookery classes. Amore and Amaretti is a memoir of her time spent in…


Favourite Fool

It’s from a few years ago but for a moment I actually believed this. I was a little sad when it dawned on my coffee deprived braincells that it wasn’t real. I’ve stopped watching the news in the morning now…

General Fiction

The Help

It’s always difficult trying to write a review on such a popular book; pre-blog I’d post a brief opinion on my Goodreads review and leave it at that. In the spirit of trying to write more, I will try and…