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    Review: Margot & Me by Juno Dawson

    Margot & MeMargot & Me by Juno Dawson
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 401
    Release date: 26/01/2017
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Summary: How can you hate someone in the present and love them in the past?

    Fliss’s mum needs peace and quiet to recuperate from a long illness, so they both move to the countryside to live with Margot, Fliss’s stern and bullying grandmother. Life on the farm is tough and life at school is even tougher, so when Fliss unearths Margot’s wartime diary she sees an opportunity to get her own back.

    But Fliss soon discovers Margot’s life during the evacuation was full of adventure, mystery … and even passion. What’s more, she learns a terrible secret that could tear her whole family apart…

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    Blog Tour: Fix by Lily Temperley

    Title: Fix: Sex, Lies and Banking 
    Author: Lily Temperley
    Release Date: 7th June 2014 (But released with a new cover)
    Genre: Romance
    Page Count: 218
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23785609-fix 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fix-Lies-Banking-Lily-Temperley/dp/190947701X
    Summary: What’s love got to do with it? Patrick Harrington is handsome, wealthy and successful. He is also a high-functioning addict that craves his next fix. His vices of choice are money and women: taking risks at work and pursuing multiple sexual conquests. Determined to get what he wants, as he always does, Harrington fixates on Alexandra Fisher – the latest pretty young thing in his office.


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    Blog Tour: Charlestown to Charlestown and Beyond by Mike Nolan (Guest Post)

    Title: Charlestown to Charlestown and Beyond

    Author: Mike Nolan

    Release Date: 16th June 2020

    Genre: Non-Fiction

    Page Count: 214

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53106155-charlestown-to-charlestown-and-beyond 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlestown-Charleston-Beyond-Mike-Nolan-ebook/dp/B07RWPLPZ4

    Summary: Mike Nolan grew up in the deprivation of post- war Britain. As a young man he had a dream that somehow became a reality; to live his life on the high seas to indulge his passion for all things nautical. Eclectic employment as a musician, a hod carier, butler and boatbuilder meant that Nolan’s life never confirmed to a nine to five existence. All the while the call of the sea, like a siren, was impossible to resist. His life as a sailor, fulfilled his wildest dreams but saw him hit by a series of catastrophes, including hurricanes and a violent shipwreck. On a more positive note, he did at least manage to save both his wife and her cat! This is a rags to riches story with a sharp sting in its tale.

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    Blog Tour: Hello Dark by John Coxhead (Guest Post)

    Title: Hello Dark

    Author: John Coxhead

    Release Date: 26th May 2020

    Genre: Picture Book

    Page Count: 104

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53550570-hello-dark 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hello-Dark-John-Coxhead-ebook/dp/B088WL38DC

    Summary: Welcoming and becoming comfortable with the dark is such an important thing for children to learn. Simply by saying ‘Hello Dark’ has proven – in the author’s experience – to be a fun, engaging way of overcoming the worries and fears of the dark. This delightful story for children aged 5 to 8 can help support them at bedtime and during the day.

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    Blog Tour: Midnight’s Twins by Holly Race (Extract)

    Title: Midnight’s Twins
    Author: Holly Race
    Release Date: 11th June 2020
    Genre: YA
    Page Count: 432
    Publisher: Hot Key32 Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52244702-hypnos 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Midnights-Twins-Holly-Race/dp/1471409163/
    Summary: Fern King is about to uncover a place that she could not have imagined in all her wildest dreams. Annwn is the dream mirror of our world, a place where Dreamers walk in their slumber, their dreams playing out all around them. An enchanted, mysterious place that feeds our own world – as without dreams, without a place where our imaginations and minds can be nourished, what kind of humans would we be?

    But Annwn is a place as full of dangers as it is wonders: it is a place where dreams can kill you. Annwn and its Dreamers are protected by an ancient order known as the Knights – and when Fern’s hated twin Ollie is chosen to join their ranks, Fern will have to do whatever she can to prove she is one of them too.

    But the world Fern discovers in Annwn, in this dream mirror of her London, is a fragile one, threatened by vicious nightmares. Nightmares that are harder and harder for the Knights to defeat. Something dark is jeopardising the peace and stability of Annwn, something that must be rooted out at all costs. And gradually, Fern realises that the danger lurking inside our sleep is more insidious and terrifying than any nightmare. Because if you can influence someone’s dreams, you can control their thoughts …

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    Blog Tour: Beer and Sauerkraut by John Morgan (Guest Post)

    Title: Beer & Sauerkraut

    Author: John Morgan

    Release Date: 9th June 2020

    Genre: Non-Fiction

    Page Count: 104

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53845484-beer-sauerkraut 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beer-Sauerkraut-Insiders-Guide-Germany/dp/1913568040


    John Morgan was born in the UK in 1938 and qualified there as a chartered surveyor.

    He moved to Zurich for three years in 1969 to work for a US conglomerate.

    He then moved to Germany, where he eventually established a successful property consultancy firm together with a Dutch partner, selling this in due course to a German bank.

    John has a German wife and four sons and now lives in retirement on Lake Constance. Having dual nationality and conversing today mostly in German, he is now uncertain whether he is British or German!

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    Blog Tour: Pirate and R by Daniele Forni

    Title: The Pirate and R
    Author: Daniele Forni
    Genre: Picture Book
    Publication Date: 2nd June 2020
    Page Count: 30
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53666365-the-pirate-and-r 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pirate-R-Daniele-Forni/dp/1913340686/
    Summary:The Pirate and R is a simple introduction to the statistical software R, specifically aimed at future data scientists.

    Got to www.thelittledatascientist.co.uk for more codes to use and to stay up to date regarding future publications.

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    Blog Tour: A Cellist Soldier by Robert J Fanshawe (Guest Post)

    Title: A Cellist Soldier
    Author: Robert J Fanshawe
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Publication Date: 9th June 2020
    Page Count: 276
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53668062-a-cellist-soldier 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cellist-Soldier-Robert-J-Fanshawe/dp/1913340414/
    Summary: A British Battalion moves up ready for the World War One 1917 battle of Arras. A much loved Regimental Sergeant Major is blown up, the man taking his place intensely disliked. A patrol is sent into No Man’s Land to rescue a casualty crying for help.

    One soldier, a cello player, throws his rifle away when the wrong casualty is shot in frustration. Threatened with Court Martial, he walks alone to find the real one, imagining playing his cello. He finds him, legs impossibly injured, pulls him from the mud and carries him towards a German medical station.

    The casualty, Sergeant John Wall, a real soldier shot for desertion in 1917, dies and the cello player is taken prisoner. He runs from the medical station wearing a red cross apron. On returning to his own line he is arrested.

    Witness a flawed Court Martial and a bizarre final ‘victory’ which is to have a profound effect on Ben the cellist’s friend and the fundamental question of justice in war.

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    Blog Tour: Again Again by E. Lockhart (Extract)

    Title: Again Again
    Author: E Lockhart
    Genre: YA
    Publication Date: 2nd June 2020
    Page Count: 304
    Publisher: Hot Key Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52305282-again-again 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Again-Lockhart-ebook/dp/B07ZZCZ7G6
    Summary: In this novel full of surprises from the New York Times bestselling author of WE WERE LIARS and GENUINE FRAUD, E. Lockhart ups the ante with an inventive and romantic story about human connection, forgiveness, self discovery and possibility.

    When Adelaide Buchman’s younger brother succumbs to a drug overdose, she saves his life. In the aftermath, looking for distraction, she becomes a stylish, bright charmer who blows off school and falls madly in love – even though her heart is shattered.

    Adelaide is catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times while finally confronting her brother, their history, and her own strength.

    A raw and funny story that will surprise you over and over, Adelaide is an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.

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    Blog Tour: Felix M Temple

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Felix M Temple and I am bringing you some information about his books, along with a guest post. Enjoy!

    Title: The First Law of Fate
    Author: Felix M Temple
    Genre: Thriller
    Publication Date: 4th June 2020
    Page Count: 342
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53667117-the-first-law-of-fate 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1913136868
    Summary: The Russians, Chinese and Americans are planning to control satellites. The French program secret additional functions to a satellite. The Italians are working for a number of Gulf States to include secret interception facilities.

    The Russians know about the French plans, so do the British. Secret files are hacked from some US military systems.

    François Duhamel investigates for the DGSE. CIA agent Bruce Waller flies to Paris. Sir Charles Beresford of MI6 has to work out why the President of the US thinks there is a British double agent. The three friends work together for their mutual benefit.

    The British think Michael Cocke is responsible. The Turks buy intelligence from him. They believe he has double-crossed them.

    The Russians obtain a copy of American agents in Russia, and the British discover a list of Russian agents in the Middle East. The Indians obtain a Chinese document they give to MI6.

    As the problems are resolved, Michael Cocke’s life is expendable. The Turks hand him over to the Russians; the Americans and Russians have time to get their officers out; the Chinese agree not to attack the British in exchange for the return of the secret document; the French avoid a collapse of the government.