Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart #BookReview #WinneroftheBookerPrize2020 #Picador #5*

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped … Continue reading Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart #BookReview #WinneroftheBookerPrize2020 #Picador #5*

Clementine Lane by Eoghan Brunkard #BookReview #IndieAuthor #4.5*

No man is an island…. but in Dublin an inner-city lane can be just that. Welcome to Clementine Lane, where everyone knows everyone’s business and respectfully keeps it to themselves and everyone else. A drugs rehabilitation centre is set for development on the lane, prompting the locals and their snobbish neighbours from the next road over, to unite in protest. This fragile alliance is forced … Continue reading Clementine Lane by Eoghan Brunkard #BookReview #IndieAuthor #4.5*