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Domestic bliss: Sweet Home by Carys Bray

The short story form has always fascinated me. Entire worlds can be crafted over just a few pages; rounded characters, engaging storylines, cliff-hangers and conclusions are all concisely presented with the utmost skill. I love the fact that I can immerse myself within a story and feel fully satisfied even though it was brief, or… Continue reading Domestic bliss: Sweet Home by Carys Bray

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Bound by blood: This Family of Things by Alison Jameson (Doubleday Ireland, 2017)

The beauty of a novel is that it appeals to different readers in different ways. Some readers are plot-focussed and want to be gripped and pulled along at speed; others look for a setting that resonates with them, or a particular theme or genre. For me, characters are key – the most powerful and memorable… Continue reading Bound by blood: This Family of Things by Alison Jameson (Doubleday Ireland, 2017)