Matilda at 30 by Roald Dahl

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but still have my childhood copy that has been read many times. What a pleasure to be able to share one of my favourite childhood books with my son. Matilda at 30 has been illustrated by Quentin Blake to imagine what Matilda might be doing... Continue Reading →

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The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

The Possible world is a lovely story exploring the importance of family, friends and the memories we make with them. It begins with a tragedy. Ben, an anxious 6 year old goes to a birthday party he will never forget. Lucy is working in the hospital when those involved are admitted. I enjoyed reading a... Continue Reading →

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies @dinahjefferies @penguinrandom

Louisa and Elliot are happily married with a longing to start a family of their own. Elliot is often away from home working hard at his cinnamon plantation, or making important business deals. When Elliot dies suddenly, Louisa is left to unravel the lies he told and secrets he kept firmly hidden from her. Dinah... Continue Reading →

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon @HollySeddon @AtlanticBooks

Robin and Sarah are twins, and both are in a very dark stage in their lives for different reasons. They both hold onto secrets and regret after years of no contact with each other. Those secrets are gradually revealed through the book as the reader understands the love and loss they shared. The chapters are... Continue Reading →

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh @vikingbooksuk @mcveighauthor

Leopard at the Door is set in Kenya in 1952, just before the Queen's coronation and during an important time in the fight for independence from British rule. Rachel returns to the family home after 6 years away in England. Her mother had died, leaving Rachel to spend the rest of her childhood in boarding... Continue Reading →

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