Interview

An Interview With Kim Fleet

12 minutes with Kim Fleet, author of Paternoster. How did you come up with the idea of Paternoster? The previous books that I’ve written have all been murder mysteries rather than straight crimes and someone challenged me to write, if you like, a ‘proper’ crime story set in Cheltenham with a proper detective and clues and… Continue reading An Interview With Kim Fleet

Book Review

All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks

Published in 2000, Bell Hooks discusses the nature of love and how America’s society and culture prevents many from learning how to love others or receive love in return. Whilst supposedly a discussion on love and how to achieve it, I constantly found this book to be repeating the many ways in which love has… Continue reading All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks

Book Review

The Haunting Lessons by Robert Chazz Chute and Holly Pop

The Haunting Lessons follows our protagonist Tamara Smythe when she gains the ability to see the dead after the murder of her boyfriend. Drafted into a group of psychics, oracles and warriors with her gift. She is one of the Choir Impossible and she fights against the demons trying to break through the barrier into… Continue reading The Haunting Lessons by Robert Chazz Chute and Holly Pop

Feature

A Mission to Nepal

Most 18 years old’s spend their time partying, working and applying to universities. When Nathan Voyle turned 18, he was working out how to fund a 5 month stay in Nepal to volunteer at the Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC). During his stay Nepal was struck twice by earthquakes, where Nathan helped out the local… Continue reading A Mission to Nepal

Book Review

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love

This book will be released April 19. Set between 1937 and 1947, this is a historic novel that artfully incorporates truthful accounts of the Second World War as a backdrop to interweaving love stories. Not a romance in terms of chick flick-esque delightful endings, instead it portrays believable strain and heartache as well as passion and… Continue reading The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love

Book Review

The Name of the Wind by Peter Rothfuss

Book one of the Kingkiller Chronicles trilogy. When I was first given this book I was sceptical as it was given to me with the promising catch-line as the “next Game of Thrones”. For those that know me, that sets the standards very high. I trust people’s opinions when things are recommended but I’ve read enough… Continue reading The Name of the Wind by Peter Rothfuss

Book Review

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

February’s book for the Shared Shelf book club. First published in 1982. Told through letters to God and then to her sister Nettie, our protagonist Celie shows despair and loneliness as Walker uses her voice to show the harshness and difficulty of being a black woman in the 1920’s in America. The novel displays the… Continue reading The Color Purple by Alice Walker