Book Blog, Book Review, Review

Being Simon Haines By @TomMacAulay80 @RedDoorBooks #Review

Thank you to Red Door Publishing who sent us a copy of Being Simon Haines.  Meet Simon Haines. For a decade he's been chasing his dream: partnership at the legendary, family-run law firm of Fiennes & Plunkett. The gruelling hours and manic intensity of his job have come close to breaking him, but he has… Continue reading Being Simon Haines By @TomMacAulay80 @RedDoorBooks #Review

Book Blog, Book Review

#Review Stella’s Christmas Wish @k_blackadder @bwpublishing #Fiction #ChristmasRead

Six days before Christmas, Stella must rush home to Scotland when her grandmother is taken to hospital. As she reconnects with her past, old flames are rekindled, and as Christmas fast approaches, Stella begins to wonder if her most heartfelt wish can come true? Uprooted from her life in London and back in her childhood… Continue reading #Review Stella’s Christmas Wish @k_blackadder @bwpublishing #Fiction #ChristmasRead

Book Blog, Event Review, Review

Local Art Exhibition: Chris Morrison and Ruth Adcock #Scottish #Review

Stilton and gingerbread, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Run DMC and Aerosmith, entangled photons.... All bizarre and unexpected combinations that for some inexplicable reason work.  I have another to add; life drawings and seascapes. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect when the invitation to local exhibition 'Sea Life' appeared in my inbox… Continue reading Local Art Exhibition: Chris Morrison and Ruth Adcock #Scottish #Review

Book Blog, Lifestyle, My Chronicle Book Box, Review

My Chronicle Book Box #Review @MyChronicleBB #ChristmasSpecial

Hello Everyone, Just a note to let you know there is a limited edition Christmas My Chronicle Box. Here is what you get: The Christmas book box special is a  limited edition based on there very popular November subscription book boxes, with the exciting difference that you get to choose the book in your box from the… Continue reading My Chronicle Book Box #Review @MyChronicleBB #ChristmasSpecial

Book Blog, HQ Young Adult, Review

BLACKBIRD By @nd_gomes @HQYoungAdult #Review #Blackbird

Thank you to HQ Young Adult for my copy of Blackbird in exchange for a free and honest opinion. Olivia disappeared the night the blackbird died. It was New Years Eve the night that dead blackbirds descended, hours before fourteen year old Alex McCarthy’s sister Olivia went missing from a party. Committed to finding out… Continue reading BLACKBIRD By @nd_gomes @HQYoungAdult #Review #Blackbird

Book Blog, The Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Theatre, Theatre Review

MUST SEE SHOW @edtheatres Slava’s Snow Show #Review @SlavasSnowshow ‏

The multi award-winning international sensation returns to Edinburgh by popular demand. Having wowed audiences in 2014, this truly unique theatrical adventure is filled with heart, humour and stunning spectacle, promising a breath-taking multisensory delight. A wonder of a show that is equally enjoyed by adults and families alike, Slava’s Snowshow has entertained audiences in over… Continue reading MUST SEE SHOW @edtheatres Slava’s Snow Show #Review @SlavasSnowshow ‏

Book Blog, The Kings Theatre, Theatre, Theatre Review

Duet for One @Edtheatres 31 Oct – 4 Nov #Theatre #Review

DUET FOR ONE By Tom Kempinski Originally produced at the Almeida and following an acclaimed run in London’s West End, Tom Kempinski’s multi award winning play Duet for One comes to Edinburgh. In this powerful and deeply moving play, Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang, 2 Point 4 Children, Oklahoma!), a brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all, is forced to re-evaluate… Continue reading Duet for One @Edtheatres 31 Oct – 4 Nov #Theatre #Review

Book Blog, Theatre, Theatre Review

Hedda Gaber ~ The Festival Theatre ~ Edinburgh #Review @edtheatres #Theatre

The National Theatre doing Ibsen was never going to be a cheerful affair but even I was a little taken aback by the bleak and seemingly disorganised set as presented in Ivo van Hove latest retelling of Hedda Gabler currently playing at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre. My first and most profound thought was how much the… Continue reading Hedda Gaber ~ The Festival Theatre ~ Edinburgh #Review @edtheatres #Theatre

Bloody Scotland, Book Blog, Event Review

Blood Scotland 2017 ~ LBG’s Day 1 ~ #Review @BloodyScotland

My Bloody Scotland 2017 adventure started on platform 13 at Waverly Station, Edinburgh. Bumping into author Helen MacKinven was a real treat, although Helen was heading home I still got to spend some time chatting on the train. We were also joined by the wonderful Alison Baillie Taylor, who I thought I had passed whilst… Continue reading Blood Scotland 2017 ~ LBG’s Day 1 ~ #Review @BloodyScotland

Author, Book Blog, Edinburgh Event, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Event Review

The Heart’s Invisible Furies @john_boyne @DoubledayUK @edbookfest #EventReview

Day 2 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017, the highlight of the day for me was the John Boyne event, chaired by Janet Ellis. Held in the Spiegeltent the event was sold out and I felt incredibly blessed to be attending. Joanne Baird from Portobello Book Blog was the first person to introduce me… Continue reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies @john_boyne @DoubledayUK @edbookfest #EventReview