Category: humour fiction

The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen translated by David Hackston

Award-winning author Antti Tuomainen launches his first series with The Rabbit Factor, an energetic black comedy, currently being adapted for the screen by Amazon/Mandeville Films with Steve Carell to star, and Antti executive producing. What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the very last decimal. Until he is faced with the incalculable, after a … Read More The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen translated by David Hackston

The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Pru is on her own. But then, so are plenty of other people. And while the loneliness can be overwhelming, surely she’ll find a party somewhere? Pru’s husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She’s missing not so much him, but the life they once had – picnicking on the beach with small children, laughing together, nestling up like spoons … Read More The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Just the Place for a Snark by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Welcome to the home of the world-famous Snark. If you are very lucky you may catch a glimpse, but it’s very rare that anyone gets to see it. But not to worry. There are lots of other things to see in this beautiful nature reserve – small animals, insects and beautiful plants and wild flowers. But don’t you go straying from the paths. The … Read More Just the Place for a Snark by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

The Beresford by Will Carver

Just outside the city – any city, every city – is a grand, spacious but affordable apartment building called The Beresford.There’s a routine at The Beresford. #WillCarver #TheBeresford @OrendaBooks @annecater @RandomTTours For Mrs May, every day’s the same: a cup of cold, black coffee in the morning, pruning roses, checking on her tenants, wine, prayer and an afternoon nap. She never leaves the building. Abe … Read More The Beresford by Will Carver

Work in Progress by Dan Brotzel, Martin Jenkins and Alex Woolf

Work in Progress: The untold story of the Crawley Writers’ Group, compiled by Peter, writer In December 2016, Julia Greengage, aspiring writer and resting actor, puts up a poster in her local library inviting people to join a new writers’ group. The group will exchange constructive feedback and ‘generally share in the pains and pleasures of this excruciating yet exhilarating endeavour we call Literature’. … Read More Work in Progress by Dan Brotzel, Martin Jenkins and Alex Woolf

Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

When Kevin Gogarty’s irrepressible eighty-three-year-old mother, Millie, is caught shoplifting yet again, he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her. Kevin, recently unemployed, is already at his wits’ end tending to a full house while his wife travels to exotic locales for work, leaving him solo with his sulky, misbehaved teenage daughter, Aideen, whose troubles escalate when … Read More Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

Fake by Roz Kay

James Cowper—art dealer, gambler, thief—is going straight and on the brink of redeeming himself with his disillusioned wife, Imani. He’s still broke, but all he needs to take care of that is a rare art find. #FaketheNovel @_RozKay @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours Then trouble arrives in the shape of a scheming landlord and an unwelcome dinner party with his boss. As events spin out of his … Read More Fake by Roz Kay

My 3 favourite books of 2020

It was far easier to choose my over all Top 3 than it was to choose my favourite eight from each half of the year. Why? Because once you open the floodgates it’s impossible to stop. So here goes. They are all totally different from each other, but they each hold a special place in my heart. Image thanks to Leafy Bean Co The … Read More My 3 favourite books of 2020

2020 – A Year in Books

Here is a round-up of my favourite books of 2020. Being furloughed during the first lock-down, I got used to reading far more books than in previous years and it also saw the beginning of my new ‘career’ taking part in blog tours. The following are not just from those blog tours, but also NetGalley and Pigeonhole reads. I hope 2021 has as many … Read More 2020 – A Year in Books

The Stranger Times by by CK McDonnell

There are Dark Forces at work in our world (and in Manchester in particular) and so thank God The Stranger Times is on hand to report them. A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but more often the weird) of modern life, it is the go-to publication for the unexplained and inexplicable . . . At least that’s their pitch. The reality is … Read More The Stranger Times by by CK McDonnell

My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half

Earlier this year I published my Top 8 books of the first half of 2020. These are my Top 8 books of the second half of the year. There are so many more, but I have tried to cut it down. Her Last Words by Kim Kelly There is something very personal about Her Last Words. It feels as though the author has lived it … Read More My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half

Old Hobb’s Christmas Adventure by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

No pantomime this Christmas? No live show to go to? Well never mind. Cat on a Piano Productions have recorded this gem just for you. Emily is a spoilt, greedy child. Her mother is a right snobby cow. Poor old Styles – their ‘man’ – gets no love or respect, even at Christmas, He just gets to carry the shopping. Totally overloaded with things … Read More Old Hobb’s Christmas Adventure by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic