All the books on this website are ones that I have loved and that I have thrust into the hands of friends and family. Some have been so absorbing I’ve missed my stop on the tube, others I have carried in a rucksack on a run to work, just so that I can read them on the way home. I probably get through a book a week on my journey to and from work, though I managed to get through 56 books in 6 months back in 2014 when I was a judge on the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Summer 2017 – I am now a judge for the 2018 Costa First Novel award – and am currently reading my way through a lot of novels, none of which I can review here for the moment. But as soon as I can, I will put the best ones up.