The Shape of Us reviewed by Pat

A group of women, complete strangers from diverse backgrounds, who meet on a weight-loss chat-line is the subject of this book by Lisa Ireland. Part of the text is their actual chat-line content,  which whilst originally about weight-loss, soon develops into a far deeper and meaningful discussion about the state of their lives in general.  Read More …

After reviewed by Pat

Nikki Gemmell wrote After as a form of catharsis following the suicide of her mother with whom she had a complicated relationship. This book explores her difficulty in facing not just her mother’s death (which would have been difficult enough) but the fact that her mother chose to end her own life without discussion or Read More …