Just read The Greatcost by Helen Dunmore, which although advertised as ‘a perfect ghost story’, left me feeling quite disappointed by the ending. The premise is interesting and enough to buy and read to the end, in hope of a surprising twist, however no such shock is in store, only a slow and unmoving tale of a lonely wife and a ‘ghost’ in the form of an RAF pilot.
Easy and short read but more could have been done with the characters and storyline.
Jojo Moyes’s wonderful novel moved me to tears. Incredibly well structured and thought out, a tender tale of trust and friendship. A delicate and touching look into a difficult topic, which regardless of your feelings/views, is thought-provoking and beautiful.
Ann Patchett reading from her latest novel, ‘State of Wonder’. Interesting read, with a compelling plot line and a moral/ethical underlying theme. Very much recommended.
Excerpt from Erin Morgenstern’s ‘The Night Circus’ - every single page is full of beautiful description and an enchanting aura that makes it genuinely hard to put down & a shame to finish
James Bowen & Bob
‘Street Cat Bob’ is a lovely tale of hope, determination and friendship. Recommended as a short and sweet read :)