‘A Theatre For Dreamers’ blog spot!

Hello lovelies. Today, I’m taking part in the blog tour for A Theatre For Dreamers by Polly Samson! Once again, I’m failing in my duty as a blogger because I was meant to be posting a review today but I just haven’t been able to finish the book in time. I’m working longer shifts these days and just feel generally exhausted, so whenever I’m trying to pick up a book and read, I’m falling asleep after a few pages (and that is no reflection on book quality!) I’m not trying to make excuses here, I just want to offer an explanation and an apology to everyone who was expecting more from me for this blog tour. And hopefully it’s enough that I’m still featuring the book in some way!

Can you tell my anxiety levels are high these days? Haha. Let’s take a look at A Theatre For Dreamers, shall we?

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synopsis

1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen.

Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels.

Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost – and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.


Author information

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Polly Samson is the author of two short story collections and two previous novels. Her work has been shortlisted for prizes, translated into several languages and has been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. She has written lyrics to four number one albums (anyone a Pink Floyd fan?!) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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For more information and to read reviews of the book and interviews with the author, check out the other stops on the blog tour!

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A Theatre For Dreamers released on April 2nd 2020! Huge thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy to review (which will be done as soon as possible!) x

 

 

‘The End of the World Survivors Club’ blog spot and UK giveaway!

Hello lovely people 😀 You’re lucky ducks today, you’ll be getting two posts from me in one day! Let’s pretend it was all intentional and not that I double-booked myself on two separate blog tours…

Some of you may remember me reading The End of the World Running Club last year so I was delighted when I was offered a copy of its sequel to review and a FURTHER COPY TO GIVEAWAY! Huge thanks to Anne Cater/Random Things Tours and the publisher for arranging this.

Furthermore, because I’m a generous soul, I will also be sending the winner a copy of the first book if they don’t have it! Before we get into the details of that, here’s what you can expect from this book…


synopsis

In THE END OF THE WORLD RUNNING CLUB Edgar Hill ran 550 miles after an apocalypse to try and find his family.

He had it easy.

This is his wife’s story.

Beth Hill has survived the apocalypse with a baby and toddler in tow. And what’s more she’s done it alone – without her husband’s help. He’s never been any help. But when disaster strikes and someone steals her kids, she knows what she has to do.

The new world might be very different: no government, no law, no infrastructure and a whole lot more ocean than there used to be. But one thing hasn’t changed – the lengths a mother will go to save her family…


Author information

Adrian J Walker Author picAdrian J Walker was born in the bush suburbs of Sydney, Australia in the mid ‘70s. After
his father found a camper van in a ditch, he renovated it and moved his family back to the UK, where Adrian was raised.

Ever since he can remember, Adrian has been interested in three things: words, music
and technology, and when he graduated from the University of Leeds, he found a career
in software. His novel The End of the World Running Club, a post-apocalyptic running fable about hope, love and endurance, was a Simon Mayo Radio 2 book club choice.

He lives in Aberdeen with his wife and two children.


And now for the bit I know you’re all here for… the giveaway!

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To be in with a chance of winning, you need to be a UK or ROI resident and over the age of 18 (or if you are under 18, you must have permission to share your address with myself and the publisher). You must also be following my blog.

Simply leave a comment below if you would like to be in with a chance of winning, letting me know if you would like both books or just the sequel, and confirming if you are in the UK or Ireland!

Also, you can head over to my Instagram account for a further chance at winning 😉

Good luck!!

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To read reviews and find out more about the book, check out the other stops on the blog tour! And look out for my review soon!

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Blog Spot: ‘Mr Stoker & I’!

Happy Saturday everyone! A couple of years ago, when I was still super-new to the blogging scene, I read and reviewed two books by indie author Becky Wright. I also had the great pleasure of interviewing her as part of the promotion for her second book. And now I’m delighted to be back promoting her third book, which I’m so excited about… Mr Stoker & I!

I haven’t read this book yet as I’m saving it for October – both for the spookier Halloween vibes and because I want to actually read Dracula first 😉 But I have no doubt that this is going to be a fantastic story full of atmosphere and suspense.

Here’s what the story is about…

synopsis

My name is Miss Lucinda Meredith.
Please, come sit with me a while, let me tell you my story.

It was the Summer of 1890.
Theatre manager and writer, Mr Bram Stoker, arrived here in Whitby after an arduous theatre tour of Scotland. It was to be a welcome respite before his return to London.
What he discovered was far more intriguing.

We met at dawn on the East Cliff, in the shadow of Whitby Abbey, on a bench overlooking the sea. So at ease in his company, I felt compelled to share the events that had haunted my existence.

And after all these years, I wonder, could our chance encounter have inspired what would become, Bram Stoker’s legacy?

Sounds amazing, right?! And just feast your eyes on this stunning cover…

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Seriously, I am in love.

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Have I managed to intrigue any of you?! If so, you’ll be glad to know that Mr Stoker & I released today! It is available in both paperback and Kindle format from Amazon. Click on any of the images in this post to be redirected there 😉

I almost wish that I wasn’t saving this one for later in the year; creating this post has got me super hyped and wanting to read it immediately!

I do hope that some of you will give this one a try because Becky is a talented writer and a supremely lovely lady to boot. I wish her every success with the launch of Mr Stoker & I!

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‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter’ blog tour!

Hi everyone! Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Cherry Radford – read on to find out what the book is about!

 

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After the break-up of her marriage, Imogen escapes to her aunt’s converted lighthouse on Beachy Head. Writing for a tedious online magazine but hoping to starting a novel, she wants to be alone – until she finds an entrancing flamenco CD in her borrowed car and contacts the artist via Twitter. It turns out that actor-musician Santiago needs help with English and is soon calling her profesora.

Through her window, the other lighthouse winks at her across the sea. The one where her father was a keeper, until he mysteriously drowned there in 1982. Her aunt is sending extracts from his diary, and Imogen is intrigued to learn that, like her and Santi, her father had a penfriend.

Meanwhile, despite their differences – Imogen is surrounded by emotional and geographical barriers, Santi surrounded by family and land-locked Madrid – their friendship develops. So, she reads, did her father’s – but shocking revelations cause Imogen to question whether she ever really knew him.

Two stories of communication: the hilarious mistakes, the painful misunderstandings, and the miracle – or tragedy – of finding someone out there with whom you have an unforeseen, irresistible connection.

 

This book has an average rating of 4.26 on Goodreads and some great reviews, so definitely check it out if you’re interested!

Thank you to Urbane Publishers and the Love Books Group for sending me a copy of this book and inviting me to be part of the blog tour! Make sure you check out the other stops!

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