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Samantha Kilford
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19 // writes things.
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Scandi-No More! 'The Snowman' Movie Review
I had high hopes for the movie adaptation of Jo Nesbø's The Snowman when the trailer debuted several months ago. The fast-paced trailer promised a cat-and-mouse serial-killer thriller, offering a glimmer of hope for Michael Fassbender's increasing reputatio...

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Book Review: Sleep Like A Baby
Thank you to Piatkus Books at Little Brown, Book Group for sending me a copy of Sleep Like A Baby  in exchange for a review. In the latest installment of Charlaine Harris' mystery series, Robin and Aurora's newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. T...

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Book Review: Living The Dream
This one's a little late as I got caught up in the exams rush while reading it, but thank you to Little, Brown for sending me a copy of Lauren Berry's charming and cheeky debut, Living The Dream . Living the Dream  follows two twentysomething best friends i...

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Book Review: The Little Stranger
The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor.  One dusty post-war summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to be a patient at Hundreds Ha...

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Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca has been on my reading list for quite some time after I saw it mentioned in the comments of one of Paloma Faith's music videos, Picking Up The Pieces , which has a distinct Rebecca -esque vibe. I fell in love with that song when it was released back...

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Book Review: Summer of Serendipity (Blog Tour)
Thank you to Little, Brown for sending me a copy of the novel and inviting me to be a part of the blog tour. One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client....

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Book Review: Summer's Lease (Blog Tour)
A massive thank you to Piatkus Books/Little, Brown UK for sending me a copy of Summer's Lease  and inviting me to be a part of the blog tour. Cesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom. Six years after the play she wrote bombed at the box office, she's unable to...

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Book Review: Spandex and the City (Blog Tour)
Thank you Little, Brown Book Group for inviting me to be a part of the blog tour for Jenny Colgan's new novel Spandex and the City . LOCAL GIRL SWEPT OFF HER FEET Mild-mannered publicist Holly Phillips is unlucky in love. She's embarrassed beyond belief whe...

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Life review: Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds' Space Chase
Daniel Espinosa's Life has had a bit of a tough time.  With its alien-specimen-attacks-entire-space-crew premise, it was impossible for Life to not get compared to established franchises like Alien . In fact almost every review I read about Life  prior to s...

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An Easter Bonnet (+Updates!)
For a good portion of my early years, I attended a Catholic school where the religious element to Easter was always emphasised before any mention of chocolate eggs. That's right, we had to worship the true J.C. and that means Jesus Christ, not John Cadbury....
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