The Book of Hidden Wonders by Polly Crosby

Romilly grows up with her father, an artist, in a ramshackle house surrounded by a wild garden. She vaguely remembers a life before, when she was 4 and they lived in London with her mother, and also a different time when they lived an itinerant life. But her father won't answer questions about where her …

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Cradle Of Crime by Luellen Smiley

I was sent this book by the author for review, and I was kind of blown away by her story. Luellen is the daughter of Allen Smiley, a man who was very publicly known to be a member of the organised crime syndicate in LA, but whom she knew as Daddy. As a sheltered child, …

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The Museum Of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Another beautifully written and poignant book to sink yourself into, Alice Hoffman once again weaves a tale of romance, tragedy and release. I love her books so much, and although some of you have probably figured out from reading all her books this year, I do have favourites, this is one of her new releases …

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Travels With My Father: An Autobiographical Novel By Karen Jennings

Don't judge a book by it's cover. Although, in most cases you normally can, it would be a real shame to go past this absolute gem because of it's dressing. The book is an exquisite examination of family, grief, dying and the father-daughter relationship, as well as an exploration of place and family anecdote in …

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