Hilary Stockwell’s Book Reviews

Like a lot of girls growing up in the 1960’s, my early reading began with the delights of Enid Blyton, Pat Smythe, Malcolm Saville and Mary O’Hara. I couldn’t get enough of them, but for a while in my teens, books took a back seat and the only reading material I laid my hands on were magazines such as Jackie and Cosmopolitan, and the scattering of required reading books at school. It was during college that the true appreciation of the deeper delight of books was taught to me – thirty years on and I am reading as often as I can!  Reading is part of my bedtime ritual, as essential as teeth brushing, and Anne Tyler, John Irving, Anita Shreve, Pam Houston, Sarah Hall, Curtis Sittenfeld, David Nichols, and Paullina Simons are just a few of the authors on my ever growing list that I’m discovering and loving today.

Reviews by Hilary Stockwell:

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Hero the Greyhound by Fiona Bennett

Common Words: Greenham Common Poetry by Steve Wallis

I Need a Wife: a Poetry Anthology by Toni Kent

Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye

A Twist in the Tale: Short stories by the Inkpen Writers

Please take care of this book: poetry by Suzi Cairns

 

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