Parents, if they love you, will never fully reveal the past. No matter how much you know, you’ll never have the full, lived story.
Best known for her sensationalist novels, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (née Maxwell) published more than 80 wonderful novels between1860 and 1910.
A well-written, well-researched and gripping story about female convicts shipped to Australia in the mid 19th century
The impact of climate change on one family: constant rain, unemployment and the stress of trying to live as though life was still ‘normal’.
Where the edge is is about the events surrounding a bus that falls into a sinkhole early one morning in a small town in Ireland. But the bus crash itself
Residents in a retirement community get together to use their not-forgotten skills to solve a murder. Fun, plot twists and witty dialogue.
Friendship, youth, mortality, music, Margaret Thatcher and other weighty matters Mayflies would make a perfect gift for a friend, especially if you were both young, and maybe a bit wild,
The Thorn Birds is one of the books I scorned for years. It was a bestseller in its day. Romantic fiction – I used to think – is fluff for
An intelligent, beautifully written and brutally observed dystopian novel about an economic crash and the effect of money on people.
A clever book for and about clever kids. Enjoyable for adults too. Uncondescending, imaginative, fast-paced and full of surprises.