The best first lines from literature


Here are some of my favourite first lines from literature which just happen to be from some of my favourite books. If you like the first line then I guarantee you’ll love the rest of the book.   I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith It was […]

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Books that aren’t too terrifying for Halloween


I can be a little nervous with anything too gory or violent but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to be a bit spooked during the winter months. When looking for darker stories I want something with great atmosphere and an imaginative plot – preferably with a few twists and turns along the way. Here […]

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8 reasons why I love Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is one of my favourite Austen’s and here are 8 reasons why…. 1.Reading a story featuring three sisters always provided my only child-self with glee. 2. Marianne Dashwood is one of my favourite characters in literature. She is a romantic, loves reading and music, and her heartbreak (200 years on) is still as […]

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5 cosy autumn reads

For me, autumn provides the perfect excuse for staying inside and reading books. No more BBQs or beer gardens to attend, just bedding down with a good book and warm beverage. Here are 5 of my favourites to do just that this autumn.

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