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Zadie Smith: NW

NW leads the reader into the personal history of NW London through the lives of a colourful cast of characters. Their lives cross as neighbours, friends, lovers and enemies. Author: Zadie Smith Title: NW Press: Penguin Date of Publication: Date of Purchase: March 2019 RRP: £8.99 Price of Purchase: Thank you library card Reading Time:  …

Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

Johanna lives in Wolverhampton with her once upon a time musician father, post-natal depressed mother and her four brothers. She has to get out. She has to reinvent herself and build herself into a girl she thinks she’d like to be. This journey takes her into music criticism, sex, love and more sex. But once …

Maggie O’Farrell: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Author: Maggie O’Farrell Title: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Date of Publication: 2006 Press: Headline (Hachette) RRP: £7.99 Price of Purchase: (Library of Mum) Reading time: 4 days Rating: 7 This started well, hit a road bump and then recovered itself (although the pseudo incestuous relationship felt completely unnecessary to me I know it …