#ThroughThePages on Sophie Jo’s Bookshelf

Hello lovely people! Welcome to my blog, and to the introduction to a new feature I'm planning on trying out... I've wanted to do a 'meet the blogger' type post for a while now, but found I kept putting it off for 'another time', or 'when I've...'. I've now realised it was because I'm pretty … Continue reading #ThroughThePages on Sophie Jo’s Bookshelf


Finding Dorothy – Elizabeth Letts

This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud. Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband’s masterpiece, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for the screen, Maud … Continue reading Finding Dorothy – Elizabeth Letts

The Woman Who Wanted More – Vicky Zimmerman

First thing's first, I simply adored this book. One piece of advice though: make sure you're not hungry when you read it - it's full of delicious descriptions of food! Kate Parker is approaching her 40th birthday, when a big surprise turns her stable, planned-out life upside down. To keep herself busy, Kate starts volunteering … Continue reading The Woman Who Wanted More – Vicky Zimmerman

The Carer – Deborah Moggach

James, a once-eminent professor, is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his distracted middle-aged offspring, employ silver-legging-wearer Mandy, a veritable treasure, who seems happy to relieve them of their responsibilities. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips, and the shared pleasure of … Continue reading The Carer – Deborah Moggach