Why The Story Of Trix Kipling Still Fascinates Us (Guest Post)

This is a guest post written by the author Mary Hamer. Mary is a university professor and the author of several academic texts. Her first novel, Kipling & Trix, was published in October 2012 by Aurora Metro and tells the story of the life of Rudyard Kipling's sister Trix. Here she writes about why Trix's… Continue reading Why The Story Of Trix Kipling Still Fascinates Us (Guest Post)

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Best Books of 2012: Review

I'm so proud of the  little Best of 2012 series I've put together on the blog over the past month or so - some of my favourite bloggers and writers were kind enough to contribute, and I've had great feedback on Twitter from bloggers, writers, readers, and publishers. A huge thank you to everyone who… Continue reading Best Books of 2012: Review

Best of 2012: Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – Guest Post by Sarah Chapman

This post has been kindly written by blogger Sarah Chapman, who also happens to be part of the amazing Mslexia team. Sarah's blog The Bibliomouse is always a joy to read and I love her frank and witty reviews. She was an obvious choice to include in this series. Here she talks about her pick… Continue reading Best of 2012: Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – Guest Post by Sarah Chapman

Best of 2012: The Glass Delusion by Abi Curtis – Guest Post by Kristina Wilde

This post has been written by blogger Kristina Wilde of Fictavia. Fictavia is a relatively new blog to me, but I always enjoy reading Kristina's posts and she is rather charming on Twitter as well. Here she talks about her pick for the best of 2012, poetry collection The Glass Delusion by Abi Curtis. *… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Glass Delusion by Abi Curtis – Guest Post by Kristina Wilde

Best of 2012: Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel – Guest Post by Peggy Riley

This post has kindly been written by author and playwright Peggy Riley. Peggy's debut novel Amity and Sorrow will be published in March 2013 by Tinder Press, a new imprint of Headline. Here Peggy talks about her pick for 2012, Booker Prize winning Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel. * My book of the… Continue reading Best of 2012: Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel – Guest Post by Peggy Riley

Best of 2012: Rook, Swimming Home, Hawthorn & Child, and Object Lessons – Guest Post by Alan Bowden

This guest post has been written by blogger and philosophy PhD student Alan Bowden. Alan's blog Words of Mercury is an intelligent and well-written book blog with a variety of texts as well as Alan's own fiction and poetry. Here he talks about his favourite books of 2012 (he couldn't choose just one!), Rook by… Continue reading Best of 2012: Rook, Swimming Home, Hawthorn & Child, and Object Lessons – Guest Post by Alan Bowden

Best of 2012: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – Guest Post by Lucy Rock

This post is written by blogger Lucy Rock. Her blog, Literary Relish, features a pleasingly varied selection of books, as well as updates about The Manchester Book Club, which Lucy attends, and which has its own blog here. I always enjoy Lucy's writing and she was an obvious choice to contribute to this series. Here… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – Guest Post by Lucy Rock

Best of 2012: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann – Guest Post by Emma Chapman

This post has been very kindly written by the author Emma Chapman. Emma's debut novel, How To Be A Good Wife, is a tense psychological thriller that will be published on 3rd January 2013 by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. Click here to see my review. Here Emma talks about her favourite book of… Continue reading Best of 2012: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann – Guest Post by Emma Chapman

Best of 2012: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick De Witt – Guest Post by Lyndsay Wheble

Lyndsay Wheble is a blogger I've been reading for a while, and I'm always impressed by her choices of books to feature on her blog, Tolstoy Is My Cat. She is a dedicated reader and her blog is a joy to read. Here she talks about her pick for 2012, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick De Witt – Guest Post by Lyndsay Wheble

Best of 2012: The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye – Guest Post by Lynn Shepherd

This guest post was very kindly written by author Lynn Shepherd. Lynn is the author of two historical crime fiction novels, Murder at Mansfield Park and Tom-All-Alone's. A Treacherous Likeness, the follow-up to Tom-All-Alone's, will be published in February 2013. All Lynn's books are published by Corsair, an imprint of Constable and Robinson. Here she… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye – Guest Post by Lynn Shepherd