Book Reviews

15 August 2016

Review: The Goddess Revolution by Mel Wells

I just finished reading this yesterday and I simply had to review it to thank Mel for writing it. It reads on the back; 'if you've ever struggled with diets, ...

3 August 2016

Review: The Dirty Players by Philip Fielding

This gripping tale of foul play on and off the pitch is a thrilling ride through the heady - and seedy - days of Manchester's 'Madchester' era. Steeped in the ...

29 July 2016

Review: Nothing Tastes as Good by Claire Hennessy

I was so happy when this landed on my desk- I love books about weight loss and body image and I also love books about ghosts- so this ticked all ...

25 July 2016

Review: The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman

If you have ever attended a diet club, you will be able to relate to this book. The motivational one-liners, the excuses and the promises- it's all in there. The ...

21 July 2016

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

I love a good book about the relationship between humans and dogs and Steven Rowley communicates this unique bond with such affection and accuracy. Ted is a lonely man who ...

20 July 2016

The Night Book by Richard Madeley

I'm a sucker for any story that's set in the Lake District so I was both excited and intrigued to find out that Richard Madeley had based his latest book ...

15 July 2016

The Corpse Lodging by EJ Henry

It's clear to see why acclaimed British author EJ Henry has been attracting favourable comparisons to John Grisham. Henry's latest offering, the dark folk-horror thriller The Corpse Lodging, has all ...

31 March 2016

Review: Plant Based Diet for Dummies by Marni Wasserman

What can I say about Plant-Based Diet for Dummies? In a nutshell; I wish I had found this book when I first became vegan. It can be a challenge when ...

4 January 2016

Review: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

Before I began exploring veganism, I had no idea that Alicia Silverstone was such a big advocate for the plant based diet. I started watching her videos on You Tube ...
17 December 2015

The Night Before Christmas by Rose Collins

The Night Before Christmas is the perfect children's read to restore the joy and innocence of the festive season. Based on Clement Clarke Moore's popular 19th Century poem 'Twas the ...

15 December 2015

Very Vegan Christmas Cookies by Ellen Brown

When making the transition to veganism, you may be concerned that you won't be able to eat all of the goodies you've been used to over the festive period. That ...

1 December 2015

Review: Christmas for One by Amanda Prowse

All Meg wants is a perfect Christmas- since she was little that is all she has craved. This year, she wants to give her little boy the best Christmas yet, ...

25 November 2015

Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz

As I am an avid James Bond fan ever since my Father took me to see Dr. No when I was eight years old, I always look forward to the ...

18 November 2015

The Lean by Kathy Freston

After reading Veganist it was a natural progression to move onto The Lean by Kathy Freston. As someone who has always struggled with my weight, I was glad to find a ...

29 September 2015

Veganist by Kathy Freston

I first heard of Kathy Freston when I watched the Oprah Winfrey show in which Oprah and her staff went vegan for a week. If you haven't watched it yet- then ...
31 August 2015

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World by Bob and Jenna Torres

Packed with help, tips, advice and tales from the vegan side of life, this book shows you how to become a healthy, happy and confident vegan in what is a ...

30 August 2015

Street Vegan by Adam Sobel

If you're a vegan who's stuck in a rut and rotates the same few dishes every week, then this book is for you to help you break the mould and ...

26 August 2015

Review: Sweet Vegan by Emily Mainquist

Unless you are lucky enough to have a vegan bakery in your area, coming across dairy free cakes is impossible unless you are willing to travel to your nearest city. ...

20 August 2015

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch is an offshoot of the New York Times Bestseller Skinny Bitch. If you haven't read this already then you must before buying this book. It ...

15 July 2015

Review: Keep It Vegan by Áine Carlin

I bought Keep It Vegan at New Year as my January detox book. I do this every year and normally fail miserably at whatever the diet of choice is, but ...

7 July 2015

Vegan Pizza by Julie Hasson

When I went vegan I thought that pizza was no longer an option for me at meal times. All the cheese, eggs and meat were bound to mean that pizza ...

23 June 2015

Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

I first heard about Skinny Bitch when I watched a segment with Ellen DeGeneres on why she became vegan and she happened to mention this book as part of her ...
29 May 2015

Food Writer Melissa Hemsley reviews Outline by Rachel Cusk (Faber/Vintage)

word review: Compelling, beautifully observed My first Rachel Cusk novel, Outline, is a beautifully told story of love, betrayal, ambition and loss and it had me captivated from the first ...

29 May 2015

Comedian and author Mark Watson reviews The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (Virago)

#3wordreview: exhilarating inter-war thriller At the beginning of the twenties, in a South London still emotionally and materially impoverished by war, Frances Wray and her mother reluctantly take on lodgers ...