Do No Harm by Henry Marsh (pbk)

Reviewed by Annabel  I always find accounts of lives worked in medicine absolutely fascinating, especially those of surgeons, who live on the cutting edge (sorry!) of medical science. It takes a special kind of person to become a surgeon, and then those who choose pathways into more specialised areas require …

Shiny Index: Fiction

Welcome to the Shiny Master Index – Fiction Books featured are indexed by author surname and will have appeared either in Fiction or Reprints sections of Shiny New Books. The links will take you directly to the review or BookBuzz article associated with it. If you want to search for a …

Shiny Index: Non-Fiction

Welcome to the Shiny Master Index – Non-Fiction The books in this index will have appeared in our Non-Fiction or Reprints sections, together with BookBuzz features & series.  Entries are categorised in broad categories outlined below, then by author A-Z. If you want to search for a particular title or reviewer, …

The Honours by Tim Clare

Reviewed by Eleanor Franzen It’s rare for any book, let alone a book marketed as literary fiction for adults, to open with a thirteen-year-old girl lying flat on her stomach in a marsh. It’s rarer still for that teenaged girl not to be the victim of some horrific tabloid crime, …

The Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner

True Grit’s inheritor? Reviewed by Annabel Gaskell Having grown up loving all those cowboy TV series from the 1960s and ‘70s like The Virginian and Alias Smith and Jones, maybe it’s not surprising that I’ve turned out to be a big fan of the best ‘western’ novels too. Good literary …