BLOG: September Round-Up

Happy October everyone! This is my favourite time of year, I love the quality of the light you get on an Autumn afternoon and the chill in the air. It makes me just want to curl up and snuggle with a fire and a nice glass of wine. A good book and a blanket always help.

I felt like I’ve really made strides on my blog this month too, so I thought I would do a roundup of everything I posted to keep track.

Book Reviews

To Marry a Prince – Sophie Page

A normal girl accidentally finds herself dating the heir to the British throne. A fun, fluffy romance that didn’t fall into all the usual pitfalls of a romance.

Early Riser – Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde has a new book out! It’s not Shades of Grey, but it’s a lot of fun. Set in a world where humans hibernate through bitter winters, it’s definitely something that will make you want to snuggle up warm and eat sweet foods.

My Shitty Twenties – Emily Morris

A charming, open and wonderful memoir about a young woman’s experience of single motherhood after becoming pregnant at University. It has been optioned for a TV adaptation by the same company that made Call the Midwife, and I think they’ll do it perfectly.

What Fresh Hell – Lucy Vine

This is a fluffy, wacky comedy looking at the nonsense that comes with planning a wedding, and a hen night.

Regency Buck – Georgette Heyer

I took the chance to re-read an old favourite, and it was interesting to see what new things I got from it with my own new experiences. Plus, Heyer is what I consider the bar for Regency Romance.




Earlier this year, Salt Publishing were saved from financial difficulties by the #JustOneBook campaign. It goes to show how important every purchase is to independent publishers.

Synthesising a Bestseller

People have been trying to programme computers to write novels for years, or trying to work out what exactly makes a bestselling novel. Is there a code which unlocks a bestselling book? Can this really be calculated?

2 thoughts on “BLOG: September Round-Up

  1. KaM says:

    I should take a leaf out of your book, m’dear! (Though I suspect my next piece is not going to be comfortable writing.) Lots of good wishes from Londinium!


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