Extract: After I’ve Gone by Linda Green

Monday 11 January 2016 I smell his bad breath a second or two before I feel his hand on my arse. That’s the weird thing about public transport gropers, they always seem to have personal hygiene issues. ‘What’s your problem?’ I shout, as I spin around to face him. Immediately, the crowd of people jostling […]

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Extract: Say My Name by Allegra Huston

There, under a table heaped with china of the sort nobody uses anymore, she spots it, almost hidden behind random objects carrying price stickers faded by time. Daylight filters through grimy windows onto worn green velvet, golden wood. Strangely, the case is open—as if it’s hoping to be found. It’s bigger than a violin, much […]

Book Review: The A-Z of Everything by Debbie Johnson

The A to Z of Everything by Debbie Johnson Release Date: 20th April 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 432 ISBN: 978-0008150198 Buy: Paperback  Kindle Rating:         What’s the Story? P is for Paris where it all began. J is for Jealousy where it all came undone. But the most important letter is F. F […]

Book Review: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

All the Good Things by Clare Fisher Release Date: 1st June 2017 Publisher: Penguin Pages: 240 Buy:  Hardback  Kindle Rating:     What’s the Story? Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn’t deserve ever to feel good again. But her counsellor, Erika, won’t give up on […]

Extract: The A to Z of Everything by Debbie Johnson

Chapter 3 Beacon C of E Primary School, 1986 ‘I’m going to rub your nose in that dog poo, you stuck-up cow,’ says Jackie Wells, holding Rose’s face down on the grass by the scruff of her neck. It’s Rose’s last year at little school, and she has committed the cardinal sin of being clever. […]