Review: Cheer the F**k Up, Jack Rooke

Writer, comedian and campaigner Jack Rooke has certainly made a name for himself in recent years, what with his hit Edinburgh shows, Good Grief and Happy Hour, and BBC 3 television series Happy Man, which have focused on grief and mental health. And now Rooke brings his experiences to the literary world with his new... Continue Reading →

Review: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The latest novel by Stacey Lee, The Downstairs Girl is set in Atlanta in 1890. Jo is a seventeen-year-old Chinese American girl living with her guardian Old Gin in an abandoned abolitionists’ hideaway beneath a print shop. When Jo loses her job in a hat shop, she’s forced to work for her previous employer, for... Continue Reading →

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