Archive of: family

Daughters of the Lake

Daughters of the Lake

Jane Riddell

A novel about contemporary relationships. Four siblings gather at their mother's request for the fortieth anniversary of the family hotel next to a lake in Brunnen, Switzerland. There is plenty of family tensions and each of the characters has a secret. Although there is plenty of drama, this is a fairly gentle and largely satisfying read, even if sometimes you will want to give some of the characters a good talking-to.


Me and My Backbone

Me and My Backbone

Siobhán Mungovan with Carol Byrne

It was predicted that Siobhán would never walk, would be brain damaged and would need round-the-clock care. This is Siobhán’s story – from her birth to today, where as an independent twenty-eight-year-old woman she is living in her own house, working in an office and getting around on her own two legs. An easy (in the best meaning of the word) and witty read.


Every Day is a Holiday

Every Day is a Holiday

By George Mahood

Don’t be put off by the premise of this book – celebrating a different “day of” for each day of the calendar for six months. It is amusing, heart-warming and a lovely, breezy read.