Book Review | The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The post-war Irish political and social landscape was one bordering on theocracy: a nation held in the vicelike grip of the Catholic church. And 1940's Ireland is not a good time to find yourself unmarried, pregnant, and alone on the sprawling streets of Dublin. Catherine Goggin has been banished from her hometown by the village … Continue reading Book Review | The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Book Review | Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

It might seem silly to be writing a memoir when you’re not yet 30. There’s a snobbery attached to memoirs, an idea that one needs to have lived a long and full life before even thinking about putting pen to paper to eternally memorialise the experience. All I can say is, thank God Dolly Alderton … Continue reading Book Review | Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Book Review | Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

It’s London, 2012, and there is a “tinge of excitement and nervousness about the capital,” a feeling which those of us who were in London in 2012 will remember only too well. Set within this moment of fragile national unity, Robin Ellacot and her business partner, private detective Cormoran Strike, receive a visitor. An emotionally … Continue reading Book Review | Lethal White by Robert Galbraith