Every novel worth its narrative salt should have an emotional hook that ensnares your reader heart. But there’s something about the emotionally evocative wonder that is The Vanished Birds, the debut book by promising writer Simon Jimenez, that captures your heart (and mind and soul) far more deeply and irrevocably Continue Reading
Songs, songs and more songs #63: Jordan Stephens, Florence + The Machine, Dayglow, Mabel + SIGALA +++ Eurovision 2022 update!
I have just recovered from COVID. After being so careful about where I’d go and who I’d go there with, catching the disease was a massive downer, not least because it laid waste to my life, even with all those wonderful vaccinations – get vaxxed people! – but because suddenly Continue Reading