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Can you keep a secret? Most authors can, often the plots of novels depend on them. A writer polishing her first book told me that in her next novel nobody would...

By Lynn Willoughby Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa   Will Ferguson I knew this book of non-fiction would not be an easy read, but I...

This is an interesting little book based on the infamous Kinmel Riot, at the end of the First World War, in a repatriation camp for Canadian Soldiers in Wales. It is...

Just before Christmas, I took part in an author event run by a friend of mine. Whilst the games that we played were enjoyable, and the two authors involved (Rose English...

By Lynn Willoughby The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King This is a book of short stories by one of my favourite authors.  What is especially interesting is the preface...

Let me just say, in prefacing this review, that this particular book is so, so, far out of my reading comfort zone, that the three stars I allocated ut indicates a...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] Dog Run Moon: Stories ~ Callan Wink [break] This new author has been compared to Annie Proulx – one of my personal favourites. So when his book...

I could best describe Sun, Sea and Secrets with one word – sumptuous. In this novel, Panayi has adopted a writing style that draws the reader in and caresses them with...

Two Reviews of The Witch with the Glitch by Adam Maxwell Nina, Oswald and Ivy enter a different world whilst they are visiting the Lost Bookshop. They meet a witch, have a spell...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] What She Left Behind ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman [break] This novel begins in 1929 when eighteen year old Clara falls in love with an Italian immigrant. Her...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] LaRose: A Novel ~ Louise Erdrich [break] I have read most if not all, of Erdrich’s novels, so you know I am a fan. This one, while...

The author moves into a house in Abergele and finds documents in his loft. They are the writings of Captain George Sawley about the events at Kinmel camp in 1919 where...