Originally featured on Annabel Abb’s blog On a radio interview yesterday I was asked why Lucia Joyce spent 47 years in a mental asylum. At events, I’m routinely asked if Lucia’s condition would be diagnosed differently today. They’re good questions, particularly given how frequently her doctors disagreed. Lucia’s biography and Joyce’s letters show that doctor… Read More DID LUCIA REALLY HAVE SCHIZOPHRENIA?
Last time on Friday Reads we took a look at the most anticipated releases of 2017. Now we’re reflecting on the past year with some of the best debuts of 2016. It may have been a troubling year, with everything from Bake Off moving to Channel Four and Donald Trump becoming President-elect of the United States,… Read More Friday Reads: The Best Debuts Of 2016
It’s been an exciting year for book releases with Annabel Abbs’s The Joyce Girl, Tracey Warr’s Conquest and James Calum Campbell’s The Seven Trials Of Cameron-Strange but this week we’re taking a look forward to what 2017 has in store… 1. Tree Magic – Harriet Springbett Kicking off the new year, the YA eBook Tree Magic is… Read More Friday Reads: The Most Anticipated Releases Of 2017
With bonfire night just a day away, we’re gearing up for the fireworks by celebrating all that’s beautiful about book covers. Here are our five favourite book covers… When We Collided – Emery Lord When We Collided is about Vivi and Jonah’s whirlwind summer, wonderfully paralleled in the colour splatter on the front cover. It’s… Read More Friday Reads: Beautiful Books For Bonfire Night
The second book in the Cameron-Strange thriller series is published today – a new pacy, intelligent crime novel with an intriguing medical twist. Fox stepped swiftly through the door. There was an audible click. And there came the sound of a bolt sliding into place. What follows is the stuff of nightmares… Just when the… Read More Happy Publication Day – ‘The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange’ by James Calum Campbell