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Charity by Madeline Dewhurst

Edith, an elderly widow with a large house in an Islington garden square, needs a carer. Lauren, a nail technician born in the East End, needs somewhere to live. A rent-free room in lieu of pay seems the obvious solution, even though the pair have nothing in common. Or do they? Why is Lauren so… Continue reading Charity by Madeline Dewhurst

Book Review, Contemporary, England, Friendship, Music, NetGalley

Drive-by Shouting by Mark Chase

Oh, how those girls had loved an artist; now, guitars were carried by buskers and out of touch wannabes, while guys who couldn't play a note, but called themselves DJs, got laid every night. Matt and Gram were down and out band members in England finally on there way to the top when they were… Continue reading Drive-by Shouting by Mark Chase

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Book Review, England, Magical Realism

Terror from Beyond Middle England by Sarah Crabtree

I understand that Sarah Crabtree is a horror fiction writer though this novel seems to be in a different vein. Zara is an unusual, small-town temp travelling through middle England who stumbles upon odd characters on the way. I have to go along with the majority of reviews on this one that the story was… Continue reading Terror from Beyond Middle England by Sarah Crabtree