Friendship in Fiction

One of the main threads in my current novel is the friendship between Joseph Ventre (protagonist) and the young Bella Moretta. As much as I enjoy the research and the historical elements when writing this book, developing Joseph and Bella’s friendship has been and will continue to be my most favourite part! I remember, asContinue reading “Friendship in Fiction”

Letters of Note

After seeing this book on numerous coffee tables, I finally have it in my possession thanks to a thoughtful birthday present from a thoughtful family member. . Letters of Note by Shaun Usher I’m three pages in and have already re-read one particular letter a few times. From 1973, the author E. B. White respondsContinue reading “Letters of Note”

Sunday Reading: A Fire & The Power

After winning the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Award last year, The Power has been on my ‘to read’ list for a while now. Fellow readers were split in their opinion of the novel so I wanted to see for myself what it was all about. It seemed quite apt that I started reading this aroundContinue reading “Sunday Reading: A Fire & The Power”

The Room of Love

The above is in no way a reference to anything ‘Fifty Shades-like’, but to one of my most favourite pieces of prose, so dear to me that it hangs on the office wall next to me as I write this entry. It’s taken from Hannah Coulter: a novel by the brilliant Wendell Berry but I stumbled acrossContinue reading “The Room of Love”

Young At Heart.

 What’s your favourite childhood book? Hiding amongst the array of books under the Influences tab you will see one called Hiding Out. Small blonde boy? Sitting by a camp fire? Wearing an orange jumper? Found it? Excellent! If you said to me, name a memorable book from my childhood, this would be number one. It’s every child’sContinue reading “Young At Heart.”

Literally… A Book Shop

Literally… A Book Shop For any fellow Merseyside writers or readers needing resources for research or simply just interested in finding little gems of literature, then pop in to Literally… a new book shop (yes that’s right, an actual new shop) and have a looksie at all they have to offer. Places like this are few and far betweenContinue reading “Literally… A Book Shop”

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