A Year of Orenda – Breakers by Doug Johnstone

A Year of Orenda – Breakers by Doug Johnstone

Today as part of our Year of Orenda celebrations, I'm handing over to Mandie to share her thoughts on Breakers by Doug Johnstone. The story is both gripping and moving in equal measure, and if you want to know what I thought about the book, you can find my review here. To find out what [...]

A Year of Orenda – The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

A Year of Orenda – The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

Ah ... this book. My Book of the Year for 2018, it had me blubbing at the postman I was so emotional reading it. And I don't often do emotional so that shows how powerful a read it was. You can find my thoughts on the book here. We even gave a copy to a [...]

A Year of Orenda – Ash Mountain by Helen FitzGerald

A Year of Orenda – Ash Mountain by Helen FitzGerald

Today it is my great pleasure to continue our Year of Orenda feature with a review of the stunning Ash Mountain by Helen Fitzgerald. Packed with dark humour and a heart wrenching storyline, this book is going to be another big hit that is screaming out for a TV adaptation. Thanks to Anne Cater for [...]

First Monday Crime – We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

First Monday Crime – We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Another month and, sadly, another First Monday Crime cancelled due to the continued Coronavirus crisis that we are facing. This once again means that the authors who were meant to be appearing are not able to share their books with and adoring audience, but it doesn't stop us from celebrating those books anyway. And it [...]