Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce

"Dear Mrs Bird" tells the heartwarming story of plucky heroine, Emmy Lake and her best friend Bunty, two young women living in London in the 1940s. The characters are warm, funny and charming and all help to highlight the incredible impact that war had on people's personal lives, as well as the contributions of hardworking men and women at the time. I really enjoyed this one - 5 stars.

Book Review: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

I found that this book didn't work for me. I enjoyed the first few chapters but I felt like I couldn't connect with the main character while jumping back and forth in time. I'd have loved a book with a little more Tracey and a little less Aimee, a little more school days and a little less plodding along building a school in Africa. After wanting to read this for so long, I'm sad to say it's 2 stars for Zadie Smith's "Swing Time".

Book Review: Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

A fascinating glimpse into the life of a Royal we don't really talk about much these days. I don't think I had ever heard of Princess Margaret before watching "The Crown" and that really is a shame as she certainly was an interesting woman! This book was a little long for my tastes as there is only so much gossip you can take before it starts to feel mean, yet I'd still recommend this for fans of the Royal Family. These "99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret" get 3 stars from me.

Book Review: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Publication date: April 5th 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published August 15th 2017) Pages: 264 Summary: From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Practical-minded Isma has spent the years … Continue reading Book Review: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie