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Book Event: Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Winner Ceremony

First, please can I thank Wellcome Book Prize for the invitation to the winner ceremony and introducing me to some fantastic books this year. The event held at the Wellcome Collection in Euston was introduced and led by the judges Val McDermid (chair), Simon Baron-Cohen, Gemma Cairney, Tim Lewens and Di Speirs. The winner – Mend The Libing…… Continue reading Book Event: Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Winner Ceremony

Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction · Book Reviews

Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman 

Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 The Power by Naomi Alderman is one of the most electrifying reads I have read in a long while. Couched as a history novel, this story takes you through an alternative world – where women have The Power a world where contemplate what a world run by men may…… Continue reading Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman 

Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction · Book Reviews

Book Review: Midwinter by Fiona Melrose

One of the three debuts Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Midwinter by Fiona Melrose is perhaps one of the most deeply haunting novels I have read in quite some time. It follows a father and a son (Landyn and Vale – the Midwinters) coping with the death of their wife and mother respectively.…… Continue reading Book Review: Midwinter by Fiona Melrose

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist

It’s here, it’s here! So excited to get to the ones I haven’t read yet! The shortlist comprises of: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan.  If you aren’t mesmerised by the cover of this book – you need to be! The Dark Circle by Linda Grant – I am so glad this is shortlisted.  A…… Continue reading Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist

Monthly Wrap Ups

March Wrap Up

Here’s what has been happening on My Booking Great Blog this month! Book Reviews I’ve read some a mix of books this month.  Some great and some not so great: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen is one of the most evocative short story collections I have ever read.  Pick this up! Conversely, Exit West by Moshin…… Continue reading March Wrap Up

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Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Longlist The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill is a different kind of love story. One full of passion, seduction, abuse, drugs, prostitution and…clowns. O’Neill’s protagonists – Pierrot and Rose – were both born in miraculous circumstances with one abandoned in the snow and the other still-born.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

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Book Review: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant 

It’s 1950 and two years into the newly formed NHS.  Gwendoline Downie Memorial Hospital for the Care of Chronic Cases of Tuberculosis originally reserved for the ‘middle class or better’ sees an onslaught of a new type of patient – a type which shakes up the establishment. Grant takes us through the latter decade of Tuberculoses’ (TB) hold on…… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant