THE SNAKES by Sadie Jones

The roadtrip begins with a stop at Bea’s brother’s in Burgundy. Always the schlub of the family, he has been set up as the proprietor of a sagging bed-and-breakfast. In a constant state of (dis)repair, it would seem that Alex has spent more time pretending there have been guests than fixing the place up. The younger generation then prepares for a visit from the parents with dread.

ARMCHAIR BEA: Literature & Literary Fiction

With such a broad category it is difficult to know where to begin… Lately I have been really connecting with books that put a twist on the the typical storytelling model.  These books alter the framework and force us to experience story in a different way. Gillespie & I — by Jane Harris A fascinating and…


The book’s uncanniness is quickly addictive. Just when it seems to find a tack, it changes direction again. Various scenes come in and out of focus and the author manages to demonstrate contemporaneous events very well. A very enjoyably out-of-body experience.