#bookreview The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

‘I will make myself of life here for life is this place and would be start of mine.’

The Lesser Bohemians is a novel achieving great notoriety in the book world at the moment. Published in September 2016 by Faber & Faber, Eimear McBride has written a novel, I feel, will appeal to a certain few.

Nominated in ‘The Easons Book Club Novel of the Year 2016’ category of the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards, which is taking place next week, I decided to pick up a copy and see why….

Read on for my thoughts…..

#guestpost Aedin Johnston #author of Finding James @Aedinj

Recently I came across a local Cork Writer, Aedin Johnston, who has written a book about a topic very close to her heart, entitled Finding James.

Her Granduncle, James O’ Connor was a Cork man who was called to the Colours in August 1914. He nearly made it to the end of the war but died on the battle fields of France in 1918. His family did not know why he joined the British Army or where he was buried. Through research Aedin followed his journey once he left Ireland to when he finally died.

Finding James is an emotional journey which uses one man’s details to understand the lives these soldiers led and to pay tribute to their sacrifice.

I am delighted to hand over to Aedin here at Swirl and Thread today with a wonderful guest-post entitled :

 ‘My Path to Self-Publication’

#bookreview ~ Madam Tulip by David Ahern @DaveAhernWriter

‘Everybody knows that in Ireland seventh sons of seventh sons have extraordinary powers and can do all kinds of mystical things….Hasn’t the gift been male since time immemorial? But Tulip isn’t in the least concerned.

Times change even in the realms of the supernatural.’

Madam Tulip is a novel with a difference!!

After reading a number of psychological thrillers recently I was looking for something a little lighter and whimsical. I had received a copy from the author David Ahern a few weeks back so decided it was the perfect timing to sit down, put the feet up and head off on a mysterious journey with Madam Tulip…..

#bookreview : The Last Night by Cesca Major @Cescawrites @CorvusBooks

Two women, separated by years, tied by secrets untold and haunted by tragedies that could not be foreseen

The Last Night by Cesca Major is her latest novel, following on from the wonderful The Silent Hours.

Published by Corvus (3rd November 2016), Cesca Major has written a fictional novel based around true events that took place in Cornwall in 1952.

Yet again Cesca Major manages to bring to the fore a time in our history that many would be unaware of…..when tragedy struck the small village of Lynmouth, a coastal region of Devon on a night in 1952.

Read on for my thoughts……