Author Archive

Witches, Hyacinth Bucket and Chalky Aliens

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  OMG I forgot to update you about the chalky Darlek! So just before Christmas my mum tells me she’s got me something that she now thinks I won’t like, but do I… Continue reading

Murder In The dark

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Murder by Matchlight is one of the British Library Crime Classics I asked for this Christmas, as at about £6 each and of a reliable standard of criminal cosiness, they don’t disappoint, or… Continue reading

80% Cat, 20% Book

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I have just finished C. J. Sansom’s Tombland, 800-odd pages of social rebellion and murder, Tudor-style. Sansom’s Shardlake series are always well-researched page turners, but if you’ve not read any before you wouldn’t… Continue reading

Christmas presents…for me!

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So, my mum rings me up – Mum: I ordered you this thing online, it looked ceramic but now it’s here it seems powdery and cheap. Do you still want it? Me: Err,… Continue reading

The Hoarder

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When I was a kid I assumed ‘munging’ (soft g, like the bean) was a thing every family did. I thought the act of going to an elderly relative’s house and going through… Continue reading

Raven Reviews – third edition

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Another instalment of reviews small enough to be written on a tiny scroll and carried on a raven’s leg.   The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor I bought this as I was… Continue reading

Book haul and exciting news

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Indeed, I am blessed, truly grateful, I’d like to thank everyone who knows me, yada yada – I HAVE A LAMINATOR! There have been many special days in my life — becoming a mother,… Continue reading

The Reckoning – Part One

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This book is too full of information— not to mention exciting— for just one review, and I keep learning things I want to tell people, and most (all) people in my real life… Continue reading

New term, new job, new books.

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I officially left my old job on Friday, which involved a cake, a surprise party, a basket of gifts and £250 whip round! It was also the first time in my life I… Continue reading

Into the Trees by Robert Williams

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This is a one of the library lottery books I got out a few weeks ago. I barely look at library books, in supermarket trolley-dash style I grab anything that has a nice… Continue reading