A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes: Review & Recommend | LATEST RELEASES

I have previously received PR products (review copies of books) from Picador. TW: this book includes war, violence, enslavement and rape. Another Saturday, another book review! Today, I’m reviewing Natalie Haynes’ A Thousand Ships. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, this retelling of the story of how Troy fell focuses on the forgotten perspective, […]

Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell: Review & Recommend | LATEST RELEASES

If you follow me on social media, or actually if you’ve read some of my recent wrap up/TBR blog posts, you’ll probably know that I was really, really excited to read Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. I’d seen it all over social media, and it’s shortlisted for the Women’s Prize award, and the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Even under the dust jacket it’s stunning! But did it live up to the hype?

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The Clocks in this House All Tell Different Times – Xan Brooks: Review & Recommend | ELLIE LOVES

TW: This book includes child prostitution, drug abuse, violence.

I had no idea what to expect when I picked up The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times. I’d not read anything by Xan Brooks before, and all I knew was that it was about a girl orphaned in WWI, who finds herself in Epping Wood with a group of men injured by the war, known collectively as ‘the Funny Men’, and individually as nicknames from Dorothy’s companions from the Wizard of Oz. Suffice to say, I was not prepared for this book when I picked it up.

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