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Posted by Lucy H on 2nd Aug 2018

Spotlight reviews: July releases

Hits and Misses [9781781259054] by Simon Rich.AGR Price £8.77 RRP £10.99Hardback published 26 July 2018 by Serpent's TailThis collection of short stories by Simon Rich is by turns chilling, amusing, profound and irreverent. The author discusses debt, missed connections, fear, love and greed in a series of short stor…

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Posted by Lucy H on 17th Jul 2018

Book Review - Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman [9781846276835]  Author Sayaka Murata (translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori)(£12.99 RRP ) AGR Price £8.50 Published by Portobello Books LtdKeiko Furukura has always been different. As a child she caused consternation to her family and schoolmates by delivering utterly direct resolutions to crisis…

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Book Review:  The Stopping Places

Posted by Lucy H on 10th Jul 2018

Book Review: The Stopping Places

The Stopping Places by Damian Le Bas    Published by Chatto & Windus RRP £14.99   A Great Read Price £9.77The Stopping Places is Damian Le Bas’ first book, and it’s a remarkable piece of work. Part coming-of-age personal memoir, part travel guide, part social history, always fascinating.He writes…

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Posted by Lucy H on 2nd Jul 2018

Recipe (and book) review: Honey & Co: At Home

The latest addition to the successful Honey& Co cookbook range is published this week. I was fortunate enough to be able to take a copy home and pick a recipe to try out. The selection of recipes is divided helpfully into sections so you can decide what you want to cook based on the intended audience (canapes for a party, quic…

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Book Review - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Posted by Lucy H on 20th Jun 2018

Book Review - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Pieces of Her  Published 09 Aug 2018 RRP £20.00 (AGR pre-order price £13.01)This is the 25th book from Karin Slaughter, and the first one I have read. I admit to going into it with low expectations, not being a genre I usually consider reading. However, a proof copy was kindly provided by the publisher, so I decided to see w…

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