Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Longlist The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill is a different kind of love story. One full of passion, seduction, abuse, drugs, prostitution and...clowns. O'Neill's protagonists - Pierrot and Rose - were both born in miraculous circumstances with one abandoned in the snow and the other still-born. … Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Book Review: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant 

It's 1950 and two years into the newly formed NHS.  Gwendoline Downie Memorial Hospital for the Care of Chronic Cases of Tuberculosis originally reserved for the 'middle class or better' sees an onslaught of a new type of patient - a type which shakes up the establishment. Grant takes us through the latter decade of Tuberculoses' (TB) hold on … Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant 

Book Review: First Love by Gwendoline Riley

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 First Love by Gwendoline Riley is one difficult read.  Not because it is a lengthy book or in fact because it is particularly complex but rather due to the subject matter the reader is plunged into. Don't let the title fool you - this is not a gushing … Continue reading Book Review: First Love by Gwendoline Riley