The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell: Review & Recommend | ELLIE LOVES

TW: rape (non-explicit), death of infant, abuse of psychiatric patients.

Maggie O’Farrell was the name on everyone in the literary world’s lips last year, thanks to her novel Hamnet. However, until I received The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox in Hachette’s Feminist Book Box, I hadn’t ever heard of it. I was intrigued by it as soon as I received it, and it spent an impressively short amount of time waiting on my TBR compared to most other books that I have!

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The Last Word – Hanif Kureishi: Review & Recommend | ELLIE LOVES

CW: this book includes drug use and infidelity, and scenes of domestic violence. All CWs are mild.

Happy Saturday! Apologies for the lack of a Wednesday post, but I’m currently having a little content shuffle-around. All will become clear in due course once it’s all figured out, but long story short, some of the things I previously posted here will now be featuring on a second blog! Keep your eyes peeled for more information on that in the next couple of weeks or, if you follow me on Twitter, you may have already seen a bit of what’s going on. Rest assured that review Saturdays are not changing, so here I am as usual, offering up a new book review. This week, I’m talking about The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi.

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Strange Hotel – Eimear McBride: Review & Recommend | ELLIE LOVES

Happy Saturday! It’s shaping up to be a very busy weekend for me, mostly of my own creation. I decided this morning that I was going to have a big reorganise of my room and… well, it’s a mess right now! I’m taking a quick break to write this review, then I’m going to visit my favourite restaurant for lunch, then get some photos taken for bookstagram, and then this evening I’ll have to sort out the mess and try to write a couple more blog posts. But for now, time to slow down for a minute and write this review!

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