Review: ‘Beautiful Things’ by Eloise Kelly

Genre: Literary fiction Description: Part of the Amazon blurb for this book (the most interesting part) tells us: “Beautiful Things is a very practical fairytale, weaving folk myths with the hard cold modern reality of poverty, abuse, and the desperation of being trapped in “the system”. It is about trying to halt time, trap shadowsContinue reading “Review: ‘Beautiful Things’ by Eloise Kelly”

Review: ‘Spring’ by Ali Smith

This is my first brush with Ali Smith’s work, and I have joined in at book three of a tetralogy. Oh dear, I hear you say. That’s not going to go well, then. Au contraire. Spring is without doubt the best novel I have read this year, nor do I anticipate I shall read another asContinue reading “Review: ‘Spring’ by Ali Smith”