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The Manchester Author Event and Gig was a blast – I met authors I’ve known for years for the first time in person!

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The Manchester Author Event and Gig happened yesterday and I have woken today feeling very happy about it all. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the huge marquee where 50 of us set up our tables and showcased our books and our personalities, chatting to each other and to readers. I

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My 5 star book review of ‘Attic of the Mind’ by Hemmie Martin – a fantastic read!

Attic of the Mind by Hemmie Martin

Well, well I have found myself a favourite author I believe! I have just finished ‘Attic of the Mind’ by Hemmie Martin; a book which I found myself actively trying not to finish because I was so gripped and intrigued!

Attic of the Mind is a psychological

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My 4* book review of ‘Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness’ by Susannah Cahalan’

Well, this book is certainly full of surprises as we read this about a short period in this young lady’s life. Her world is turned upside down as strange, frightening symptoms hit her brain and body. We then learn about the relatively rare illness that has taken over…

I loved the beginning of the book

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My 4* book review of ‘While No One Was Watching’ by Debz Hobbs-Wyatt

4* from me! With its twists and turns and mystery, I found this story easy to read whilst unfolding a fairly complex, unique and gripping story line. The characters were described in fine detail, so we really got to know them, although one of the main characters, Lydia, does have a verbal accent that I

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My 5* review of ‘Love Potion’ by Samantha Bacchus – Fabulous short stories!

Love Potion by Samantha Bacchus

This is Samantha’s first book of all her own work, but she has featured in anthologies with other authors in the past. One thing is for sure, I would like to read more of her work! I simply loved these six short stories. They are very well written, have

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My 4* book review of the novel ‘Swimming Upstream’ by Ruth Mancini

I had been waiting to read this novel for some time and I wasn’t disappointed. As soon as I began to read, I knew it would be easy, yet intelligent reading.

We see various adversities unfold within the story, not just for the protagonist but the other characters as well – domestic abuse, mental illness,

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