Posts from ‘January, 2011’

Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks

Five words from the blurb: infected, Plague, village, death, survive Eyam is a small village in rural Derbyshire. In 1665 […]

The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

 Winner of 2010 Costa Book Award for Fiction Five words from the blurb: Soho, birth, motherhood, women, connected. The Hand […]

The Waterstone’s 11: The best debut fiction of 2011?

On Monday I explained why I love debut novels and so it will come as no surprise that I was […]

Why I Love Debut Authors

I LOVE DEBUT AUTHORS!! In fact if I had to choose between only reading debut novels for the rest of […]

Wolf Totem – Jiang Rong

 Winner 2007 Man Asian Literary Prize Translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt I bought a copy of Wolf Totem after I […]

The Spider Truces – Tom Connolly

The Spider Truces is a coming-of-age novel set in rural Kent. That description would normally send me running in the opposite […]