70s Dinner Party
A Book This Bedtime
A Country Road
A Country Road A Tree
A Death At Fountains Abbey
Boney and Clyde
Book this bedtime
Elogio de la Pintura
Fishfingers à la King
Girl About Town
One With You
Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Ten War Poems
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
The Book This Bedtime
The Human Phonograph
The Naked Muse
The News Of Her Death
The Shogun's Queen
a book this bedtime
book this bedtime
for the most beautiful
girl about town
how chard can it be?
September 16, 2016
September 7, 2016
Prawn vol-au-vent, anyone?
November 4, 2016
70s Dinner Party by Anna Pallai (Square Peg, £9.99)
If you remember the Smash aliens or the Ready Brek glow then, like me, you'll almost certainly remember coming downstairs on a 1970s Sunday morning to the smell of stale cigarette smoke in...
October 28, 2016
The Shogun's Queen by Lesley Downer (Bantam Press, £16.99)
Imagine a country isolated from the rest of the world, threatened by invasion and ruled by an emperor so secret his name cannot even be spoken but whose decisions are all that stand...
October 17, 2016
Mount! by Jilly Cooper (Transworld, £20)
It can't have escaped the notice of Jilly Cooper fans that Rupert Campbell-Black is back! And they won't be disappointed. How could anyone not love a book where the animal characters get equal billing...
March 4, 2016
I almost didn’t do this course, which would have been a shame as I’ve learned so much.
Back in October I had the first draft of a novel I knew wasn’t working, but didn’t know how to fix. I was starting to avoid it when a Curtis Brown newslet...
February 8, 2016
The Ballroom by Anna Hope (Doubleday, £12.99)
For all it's set in an asylum, this novel is less about insanity per se than about 'normality', the 'madness' that lurks within and the truth that, ultimately, all most of us need to heal is...
January 12, 2016
Wickham Hall by Cathy Bramley (Corgi, £6.99)
Holly's a lovely creation, she's kind, postive and upbeat even as she worries about her hoarder mum and her best friend Esme who works in a dress shop but dreams of creating fashions of he...
December 18, 2015
If you are struggling for last minute presents, here are five (in no particular order) novels from the last year that anyone would love to find in their stockings.
Disclaimer by Renée Knight (Black Swan, £7.99)
If you lov...
December 16, 2015
A Gift From Bob by James Bowen (Hodder, £7.99)
I defy anyone to read this heart-warming tale without shedding a tear. From the minute you open the cover, you'll feel a pricking behind the eyes that won't leave you until the very last page....
December 13, 2015
Wordplay by Gyles Brandreth (Coronet, £14.99)
At Christmas, book elves' shelves groan with new titles from cookery to biography and beyond, but the one kind of book that finds its niche at this time of year might loosely be termed stocking...
November 16, 2015
The Road To Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson (Transworld, £20)
Cycling home the other day I whizzed past a small tatty tree with little bits of laminated paper tied to its branches. I stopped and went back to investigate because that’s the...