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Review of 'Apple Tree Yard' by Louise Doughty

This novel is written in an interesting style, with the main character, Yvonne, addressing her lover, Mark, as if writing one long letter (present-tense) retelling the history of their relationship, an extra-marital affair which goes very wrong. 299 more words


Starting My Novel In A Week

Last week, I found myself busy as a Queen Bee. I’ve been doing a course at the Faber & Faber academy, taught by Louise Doughty, with whom I’m posing with above. 140 more words

Extreme Everyday

The Prose Practice Returns; Help Aunty Alice…

So after a three year hiatus I have decided to bring back The Prose Practice, a place where readers can bring their ills, concerns and questions to which I try and be helpful and you all end up being much, much more helpful. 359 more words

Sophie Hannah

WWW Wednesday #33

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, and thanks as ever to MizB for hosting. I’ve been away from this meme for a bit as I’ve been moving house, sorting out a new job – the usual boring demands but I’m back! 193 more words

Book Reviews

The locations of Apple Tree Yard

One spur of the moment decision can change your life in ways no one ever could have forseen.

 Story in a nutshell - 

Yvonne Carmichael is a scientist, with a seemingly perfect life of a beautiful home and a good marriage.

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Apple Tree Yard - Louise Doughty [Rated*****]

Louise Doughty’s seventh book is a chilling courtroom drama about the downfall of a scientist, told with great precision and skill.

I had no expectations when I picked up this book and no idea I was about to embark on a 48 hour binge of compulsive reading. 108 more words


Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

‘Apple Tree Yard’ by Louise Doughty tells the story of Yvonne Carmichael, a middle-aged geneticist who begins an affair with a man she meets while she is giving evidence to a Select Committee at the Houses of Parliament.   324 more words