Month: June 2019

Blog Tour: My Secret Lies With You’s Faye Bird shares her favourite mysteries

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. A genuinely intriguing book with an entirely punchy style – we don’t feel a pervasive darkness here, as is often the case with mysteries. What hooks us in is the voice of main character Miranda and a…

High Lonesome: A Father for Charlie (1995)

Length: 1Hr 27 Release: 1.1.1995 Rating: 12 About: Based on a true story. A poor black sharecropper strikes up an unlikely friendship with a hostile young white boy – but their budding friendship is threatened by a brutal red-neck sheriff. The Good The story…

Small Soldiers (1998)

Length: 1Hr 48 Rating: PG Release date: 23rd October 1998 (interestingly, I saw it 24th December 1998. I’m not certain a film like this would survive that long at the cinemas today) About: When teenager Alan (Gregory Smith) buys a set of Commando Elite…

The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

About: A brand new series from Booktuber Lucy Powrie – about what happens when you give up on trying to fit in and let your weird out! It’s time to join The Paper & Hearts Society … Tabby Brown is tired of trying to…

Movie Review: Dunkirk (2017)

Length: 1Hr 46 Rating: 12a Release: 21st July 2017 About:In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using…

Book Review : With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E B Sledge

The Pacific miniseries from HBO was a challenge for me to watch. I found it enlightening, distressing and heartbreaking. Out of the three men The Pacific followed, Eugene Sledge was the one I had the most questions about, particularly after his conversation with Robert…

Living with Allergies: Practical Tips For All the Family

Author: Emma AmoscatoPublisher: White Owl/ Pen & SwordPages: 121 This is an insightful read that compiles all aspects of allergies in order to get to the root cause, gain the right help and use good practice in the home in order to keep allergies…

Book Review: The Giant Otter. Giants of the Amazon.

Author: Jessica GroenendijkPublisher: Pen & SwordPages: 216 For the photographs alone, this is the most amazing book dedicated to any species of otter I’ve ever seen. Its an intimate, educational and a dedicated love letter to the Giant Otter. The photographs capture all aspects…

Book Tour: Blast Off to the Moon

Publisher: UCLAN publishing Pages: 40 About: From Imagination to Reality. Produced in association with BIS (British Interplanetary Society) and NASA. Based on the original NASA Press Kit (Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission) this is full of exclusive never before seen content from the BIS archives….

Book Review: Literary Trails: Haworth and the Brontes

Authors: David F Walford & Catherine RaynerPublisher: Pen & SwordPages: 274 This book is perfect for anyone who loves to holiday abroad and keep on their feet. It’s rich in history and will provide the perfect guide to the town that homes the famous…

Blog Tour: Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans

About: Laura was dying. There was no cure for her illness. So her family decided to grasp a desperate last hope – Laura was frozen until she could be cured. But what happens when you wake up one day and the world has moved…