Historical fiction – WWI

Letters from Skye centres around Elspeth Dunn, a Scottish Poet who lives on the magical Isle of Skye with her family. After an unexpected fan letter and years of correspondence with Davey, an American ambulance driver on the western front. She must decide whether to follow her heart and leave the Inner Hebrides or continue waiting for her silent and distant husband, Iain to return … Continue reading Historical fiction – WWI

Malorie Blackman – Author Overview

Noughts & Crosses is an incredibly popular dystopian Young Adult series written by the fabulous Malorie Blackman, which has now been turned into a BBC One series due to air this month. It will feature Stormzy playing Kolawale, a character especially created for the series. Noughts & Crosses is the first novel in this racially segregated 21st century dystopia, where we are introduced to our … Continue reading Malorie Blackman – Author Overview

Nicholas Sparks – Author Overview

Nicholas Sparks is a multi-award winning author, whose best work has been turned into numerous popular movies. The Longest Ride is a multi-generational novel that follows two couples love-stories, that happen to be link by a car accident and a love for art. Ira Levinson met Ruth, a Jewish refugee from Vienna just before the outbreak of World War II. His service as a pilot … Continue reading Nicholas Sparks – Author Overview

Jenny Han – Author Overview

Like many people I am anxiously waiting for February 14th not because I’m wondering about how many valentine day cards I’ll be getting, but because the sequel to the Netflix smash hit To All The Boys I loved Before will be released. The Netflix adaption of Jenny Han’s touching YA novel propelled Noah Centineo to Heartthrob status overnight and Lana Condor became a major to … Continue reading Jenny Han – Author Overview

Julian Fellowes – Author Overview

Julian Fellowes is a multi-award winning writer, whose most famous for writing the smash historical hit Downton Abbey, and the Oscar winning Gosforth Park. As a history buff I completely adored Downton Abbey, with all it’s gorgeous architecture, clothing and dramatic storylines (Mary-Matthews, will they, won’t they, OMG he’s dead). After a bit of Googling trying to fill the hole when the series ended, I … Continue reading Julian Fellowes – Author Overview

Moisturizers

Even though I have oily acne prone skin, moisturizer is an incredibly important part of my routine, as often the products I use to treat my blemishes dehydrate or damage my skin barrier. Natural Moisturising Factors + HA is an oil-free moisturizer full of ceramides, glycerin and hyaluronic acid meaning it contains all the essential ingredients for perfect hydration. Oil-free Cruelty free Non-comedogenic All skin … Continue reading Moisturizers

Dorothy Koomson – Author Overview pt1

Marshmallows for breafast beautifully shows the importance of family and the fact that family is built around love and friendship, not blood. ‘No, you need my friendship and understanding and support.’ I didn’t want him here. I’d been fine all this time on my own, keeping my secret, coping on my own. ‘I want to be alone.’ ‘Don’t try and shut me out, Kendra, it’s … Continue reading Dorothy Koomson – Author Overview pt1

My recent beauty buys – Autumn/Winter

Recently my skin has been extra sore and prone to redness, especially around my eyes. (I think it’s a combination of overdoing my strong anti-acne products and the dry air), so I picked up the Avene Antirougeurs Redness Refreshing Cleansing Lotion, which has helped keep it from drying out further. I like the fact it comes in a pump. http://tidd.ly/1b345100 escentual Since I love the … Continue reading My recent beauty buys – Autumn/Winter

Kate Furnivall – Author Overview

The Liberation follows 21 year old, Caterina Lombardi’s struggle to prove her deceased father’s innocence when he is accused of treason by the Allied Army, at the end of the Second World War. Caterina’s pursuit of the truth will bring new friends into her life, the chaos of Cavaleri family and more danger than ever, especially when she ends up involved with the Italian Camorra. … Continue reading Kate Furnivall – Author Overview