Reflecting on a Research Trip to Paris: The Paris Catacombs

Last week I took a two-day trip to Paris for research. There were a number of elements to the trip, and I am going to do a series of posts relating to each of them and this is the third (after the one about my visit to the National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de…

Book Review: “Strangers We Know” by Elle Marr

Who are we? Where do we come from? I don’t ask these questions in terms of the bigger questions in terms of where all life came from, but more in terms of our own life. Most of us know the answers. We know who our parents are. We know who are siblings are. Some will…

Book Review: “Lies We Bury” by Elle Marr

After reading The Missing Sister, I was looking forward to reading Lies We Bury. It didn’t disappoint. They often say that the second novel can be the hardest one to write (and similarly about musical acts and their second album) as if the first one was excellent, people have raised expectations about the next one….

End the Movie-isation of World Book Day

Today is World Book Day. For last year’s World Book Day, I wrote about how we should focus on supporting independent authors rather than constantly turning to the well known authors. My post this year makes a similar appeal and builds on the problems with World Book Day that tend to stem from primary schools…

Book Review: The Missing Sister by Elle Marr

I got this book as one of my free choices each month with Amazon. I’m really glad that I chose this book. It’s very well written and a fabulous story. I loved the characters and although there were a couple of bits where I thought it went a bit over the top, by that time…