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  • Author Interviews,  Features

    Exclusive Interview: Author Paula Daly

    Didn’t I tell you there were some great things happening this week? Well, this is one of them! Paula Daly, author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Keep Your Friends Close has let me interview her again. I had the pleasure of interviewing Paula previously after her first novel, Just What Kind of Mother Are You? was published. Now, she has let me interview her yet again, so thank you, Paula, for being so generous with Books&Reviews (now Bodies in the Library)! 1. Where did the idea for Keep Your Friends Close come from? I was having dinner with a friend who had been unlucky in love…

  • Author Interviews,  Features

    Exclusive Interview: Paula Daly

     I learned about Just What Kind of Mother Are You by Paula Daly by my almost-stalking of Allison Barrow – publicist of the wonderful Kate Atkinson – and who is also publicist to Daly. So, the lovely Daly started following me (she loves Atkinson too) and we started tweeting each other. After I finished and reviewed her debut novel Just What Kind of Mother Are You she was kindly enough to agree to this interview. I was thrilled! There were so many questions I wanted to ask, but as I usually do so as not to overdo it with writers, I stuck to 5. Here they are. Enjoy! 1.I know…

  • Crime fiction,  Domestic Noir

    Just What Kind of Mother Are You by Paula Daly

    Just What Kind of Mother Are You is Paula Daly’s debut novel published in April 2013 by Transworld Publishers. I first heard of the novel via Twitter since Kate Atkinson’s PR- Alison Barrow – is also Daly’s. At the time I heard of the novel, Alison was offering ARCs and I asked her to please send me one and she kindly did. This is a SPOILER-FREE review: From GoodReads: What if your best friend’s child disappears? And it was all your fault. This is exactly what happens to Lisa Kallisto, overwhelmed working mother of three, one freezing December in the English Lake District. She takes her eye off the ball…

  • Random

    March Update

    March has been – as I expect from the spring season – a challenging month. I have no idea why, but spring always brings along a lot of surprises, some good some others not so good. This March was no exception. I am a wintery person. I love snow, cold weather and Christmas, above all, I adore Christmas. I was born in winter and I find new beginnings in winters. But, this year I’ve found myself happy as I saw days getting longer, the sun slowly going down a little bit later every day until night no longer fell before 7 pm. I’ve also found myself longing for sunny days…