Never Evers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

Lobsters, Tom & Lucy’s previous book, was such fantastic, cringe-y fun, that I could not resist Never Evers when I was offered a review copy! Featuring slightly younger protagonists and themes, I’m pleased to advise doesn’t mean the cringe moments are any fewer. The fact that you can see some of these moments coming long before Mouse and Jack do, makes them all the funnier!

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75 Word Reviews

As I have mentioned a few times over the last few months, the last part of this year has seen me both going through a reading and blogging slump, I have managed somewhat to work through the reading one, but the blogging one has been harder. Which has left me with more that a few books that I have just not got around to reviewing, including one or two absolutely cracking reads, which I’ve felt really bad about not talking about.

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The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith [Wayback Wednesday Review]

Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you’ve got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s only – and finest – female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she’s got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J.L.B. Maketoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger …Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.

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