Book Review | The Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler

Lulu Hurst is born in the post-war rural South, on an impoverished farm in North Georgia. From a young age, she knows there’s something different about her. She can communicate silently with her disabled younger brother, she can stand down wild animals, and she can captivate others through a penetrating stare. She’s also harbouring a … Continue reading Book Review | The Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler

Book Review | The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Libby Jones has waited her whole life to find out who she is. Adopted as a newborn baby, she was found by police in her cot in a Chelsea mansion, while three dead bodies lay on the kitchen floor downstairs. Now 25, she receives a letter that will change everything. She finds out that she … Continue reading Book Review | The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Book Review | Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

In order to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives, we have to be comfortable with being vulnerable. That’s at the heart of Brené Brown’s thesis. Far from vulnerability being weakness, or practicing invulnerability as a shield to protect us from hurt, she explores how leaning into vulnerability is a courageous act. It might not immediately be obvious … Continue reading Book Review | Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Book Review | Those People by Louise Candlish

Lowland Way, a suburban London enclave, has earned itself a reputation. With ever-rising house prices and the invention of ‘play-out Sunday’, a no-cars rule designed to transform the urban street into a 1950’s child’s utopia, it’s a reputation they’ll go far to protect. But just how far? ‘Today, Lowland Way would be back to its … Continue reading Book Review | Those People by Louise Candlish