Top 10 Books That Changed Our World

Top 10 Books That Changed Our World

Favourite Books We all have our favorite books and novels, but every once in awhile, we come across a book that boasts a strong, lasting impact on society. This happens for a couple of reasons. Maybe the story wins several awards, a huge fan base in involved, history comes to life, or the book generates…

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Top 5 Fantasy Romance Novels Worth A Read

Top 5 Fantasy Romance Novels Worth A Read

Why Read Fantasy? Fantasy is an amazing genre for novels, with the power to transport you into new worlds, new universes. A big part of the appeal of reading novels is escapism, the ability to take yourself out of your own life and look through the window into the lives of others from places and…

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8 Must-Read Chilling Thrillers For 2019

8 Must-Read Chilling Thrillers For 2019

Most people love the occasional thriller, albeit a novel or a movie. The genre’s popularity in recent times is unrivalled, as a number of books have become cultural phenomena: think Gone Girl or The Girl on a Train. Whether you are looking for something before bedtime, or something to bring with you on holiday, a…

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My Favourite Reads: Kelly Smith, author

My Favourite Reads: Kelly Smith, author

Why I Love Fiction Writing my first book about my failed relationships was not a book I ever intended on writing. I always wanted to write fiction. I love getting lost in the minds of fiction writers: their fantasies, love stories, and heart wrenching tragedies.  I have so much going on in my own life,…

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My Writing Journey: Virginia Heath, historical romance author

My Writing Journey: Virginia Heath, historical romance author

Something a little different today … I have Virginia Heath, author of the King’s Elite books sharing her writing journey today! I am always fascinated by writers’ journeys through their careers and books. Be sure to check out Virginia’s latest book, The Mysterious Lord Millcroft. Here’s the blurb: Life as a duchess … Or something much…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Showdown

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Showdown

I watched the old BBC version with Sir Alec Guinness in my childhood. Soon after I had my first experience with Eastern Germany, en route to West Berlin. Luckily Le Carré had prepared me for terror and intimidation! Still, it terrified me and intensified my respect for Le Carré (the pen name of Bernard Cornwell)….

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My Top Stationery On The Road

Lulu Allison is the author of Twice the Speed of Dark, published in November by Unbound. It is her first novel. She is currently working on a second novel. You can find out more here or by following Lulu on Twitter – @LRAllison77 Favourite Notebooks Like many of you, I am sure, I get a…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Snowman

Warning: expect heavy snows. And spoilers! Audiences of a certain age, with little knowledge of Nordic Noir, will be forgiven for expecting this film to be from the book by Raymond Briggs. Even sounding less Walking in the Air and more Do You Want to Build a Snowman? won’t really help the recognition factor. It’s…

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My Top 5 Remarkable Rom-Com Reads Of All Time

When is a Rom-Com not a Rom-Com? When it’s labelled as chick lit, women’s fiction or a romance novel, of course. It doesn’t really matter what category or genre it’s labelled under, in my humble opinion, if it has these essential elements: At least one main character who is ‘played for laughs’ with a funny…

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