• Book review: One Day in December by Josie Silver

    This is the kind of book that you devour with earnest, wipe away a tear and then immediately pass on to a friend who you know will love it too. The books I’ve been reading lately have been a tad heavy with the subject matter, which is totally great of course, but sometimes you want

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  • Book review: Mother by Hannah Begbie

    From the opening line, Mother warns you this isn’t going to be an easy ride. “We were a normal family for exactly twenty-five days.” Cath has been through hell to have her daughter Mia. Just when she thinks she has her happy ending, she is crushed when her little one receives a devastating diagnosis.  As

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  • Book review: Fierce by Gin Phillips

    What would you do to protect your child? Or perhaps the more accurate question is, what wouldn’t you do? Fierce sees a normal mum forced into a nightmare situation where she must protect her young son when a gunman opens fire while they are visiting a zoo. The pair are trapped as bullets fly out,

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  • Book review: Lullaby by Leila Slimani

    The opening line of Lullaby is one of the most powerful I have ever read in a novel. “The baby is dead, it only took a few seconds.” It chilled me to the bone and as I read on I realised that there was going to be no twist to this book, it isn’t all

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  • Book review: Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims 

    I will confess right now that I must be the only mama at the nursery gate who hasn’t read Why Mummy Drinks.  But I could give you a long list of answers as to why THIS mummy drinks, so I think that probably qualifies me enough to follow and pass comment on the sequel. Now

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