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Canterbury Classics Word Cloud Editions

Word cloud classics, published by Canterbury Classics, are bright, affordable flexibound books all featuring the synonymous word cloud front cover, including key themes and quotes from the books. I adore the colours and the simplicity of the design – as you can see, my collection is growing! They are also more durable than some of…

Summer 2022 Holiday Reads Written by Women

Whether you’re jetting off to an exotic location or staying home this summer, you’ll want some books to get your teeth into. I don’t know about you, but my reading tastes change in the summer. I want books that are easy to read – no heavy tomes. I want to be immersed. I want to…

Book Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

If you’re interested in modern literature, you’ll have been hard pressed not to notice the incredible rise of Colleen Hoover. She is the current ruler of best sellers’ lists and her back lists have been pounced upon by hungry fans. I’m not a big fan of romance so I largely ignored the clamour until I…

Sweet Vengeance

A short story by Harriet Young If you like this, you can buy me a coffee by making a donation below. No pressure and it is certainly not expected, but each donation gives me the sweet caffeine I need to carry on writing. Thank you! Buy me a coffee A crime of passion, that was…

Discovering the Real Pendle Witches

In August 1612, the Pendle witch trials took place in Lancaster, Lancashire. 80 years before the notorious Salem witch trials, these trials against a group of people from a remote area of Northern England set precedents that stretched all the way to Massachusetts and beyond. My debut novel, The Hellion, is based on some of…

The Hellion Launch Party

You are invited! The Hellion is officially released on 15th April, and I am planning a virtual launch party to celebrate. It’s not the launch party I had hoped for (though I will be arranging a physical one when restrictions allow!) but it would still be fantastic to come together with you to mark the…

The Hellion by Harriet Young – Updates, News and Reviews

The Hellion will be released on 15th April, and as the publication date gets ever closer, I thought it would be a good idea to share some updates and info. The Hellion is the story of the Device family, who lived in the shadow of Pendle Hill and were haunted by the whisper of witchcraft.…

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Ah, now this is exactly the sort of book I love to pick up. A creepy, energetic thriller with just the right balance of horror, intrigue and fantasy. The beginning of the novel was similar to many haunted house stories – a young woman must visit an old house in the middle of nowhere. When…

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Ah, what a joy this book was to read. I absorbed it slowly, savouring every word and getting to know the sweet characters within. Still Life is the story of Ulysses, a soldier turned globe maker, and Evelyn, a delightfully witty art historian and lecturer. They are generations apart in age, but their respect for…

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

When I heard that a new book by Kazuo Ishiguro was being released, I was extremely excited. I love Never Let Me Go (you can read my review of that book here), and had very high hopes for Klara and the Sun. My excitement was just tinged with a hint of concern that perhaps it…

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