Amy’s Children by Peter Davey #BookReview

The year is 1966, a crucial year in the lives of Amy and Roger Large and their family. Living in a vast, ramshackle farmhouse in the wilds of Hampshire and surviving by a combination of small-scale farming and taking in a motley assortment of lodgers, their rural lives may seem idyllic to some. But pressuresContinue reading “Amy’s Children by Peter Davey #BookReview”

Q is for Ramona Quimby #AtoZChallenge #FridayReads

    Ramona Quimby is an ordinary little girl with normal parents and a well-behaved older sister.  Although set in America, this family could easily be a typical British middle-class family where times are sometimes hard. My favourite book is Ramona the Pest when she anxiously starts nursery school alongside her neighbour, Howie.  Her kindContinue reading “Q is for Ramona Quimby #AtoZChallenge #FridayReads”

#AtoZChallenge : D is for Dylan (from “Framed”)

My hero today is Dylan Hughes from Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Dylan is the only boy in the small Welsh village of Manod in Snowdonia.  Along with his sisters he helps out at his family’s petrol station where he keeps a careful log of each car, the drivers and what they purchase.  Soon he notices strangeContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : D is for Dylan (from “Framed”)”

A Village Affair by Julie Houston #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog

Cassie Beresford has recently landed her dream job as deputy head at her local, idyllic village primary school, Little Acorns. So, the last thing she needs is her husband of twenty years being ‘outed’ at a village charity auction – he has been having an affair with one of her closest friends.  As if thatContinue reading “A Village Affair by Julie Houston #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog”