The Spook’s Apprentice – Book Review

This week on The Couch I fell down the rabbit hole of an exciting world filled with darkness, witches, boggarts, and general nastiness in Joseph Delaney’s The Spook’s Apprentice. Meeting the book’s protagonist, Tom, I was wrapped up in an adventure like no other as I read all about the boy’s leaving home, becoming employed…

Fathoms – Book Review

This week on The Couch, I sat down with author and university tutor Rebecca Giggs and we chatted about a topic that I never realised could be so fascinating: whales. Whales are gorgeous creatures -we know this- but I for one never realised just how strong, long, and occasionally bizarre humanity’s relationship with whales is….

The Wide Sargasso Sea – Book Review

This week on The Couch, I took a trip to the Caribbean. Sadly there were no baby-faced blacksmiths or sexy Depp pirates, but I did meet a tragically interesting woman and her husband, tricked into a marriage that brought happiness to no-one. Read all about it on the ‘Book Review’s tab, and right here!

The Old Man and the Sea – Book Review

This week on The Couch, I took (what was meant to be) a relaxing trip to Havana. There I met an old man, an old fisherman, who regaled me with the rather dramatic tale of the time he hooked a monstrous marlin! Read all about it in the ‘Book Reviews’ tab, and right here!

In Cold Blood -Book Review

It’s said that you never know the whole story until you hear both sides, so this week on The Couch I was joined by 2 murderers and their victims to hear the true story of a brutal Kansas family massacre. Read all about it in the ‘Book Reviews’ tab, and right here!