When I first visited Cuba in 1998 I had a (sort of) romantic view of the country. Not the favoured, naive view of plucky Cubans sticking up for themselves in the face of cruel sanctions, but romantic nevertheless. On my very first visit I met José, who would remain a friend until I lost track … Continue reading Cuba, Si? by Chris Hilton
The lucky son-of-a-gun getting a signed copy of Chris Hilton's super-fabulous Caliente is Cliftononpayne! Pop me over an email and I'll get the book sent out to you ASAP. Congrats! For those of you who didn't nab a copy, don't worry. I've got more book giveaways lined up! If you’re interested in getting in touch, … Continue reading Caliente Winner
I know I raved about Chris Hilton's Caliente back in February when I reviewed it here, but I can safely say it's one of my favourite books of 2013 so far. When I approached Chris about doing an interview (which I fully expected him to say he was too busy for) I pretty much squealed so … Continue reading ¡Muy Caliente! – Interview with Chris Hilton and special giveaway
Another month down, another crop of books read! New this month? Star ratings! Out of five, naturally! Books Read: 8 My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece - Annabel Pitcher (*****) Timbuktu - Paul Auster (***) Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi (***1/2, Sister Read Review here) Falling Man - Don DeLillo (**) Charlotte Street - Danny … Continue reading February 2013 Book Wrap Up
Caliente – Chris Hilton Publisher: Dunbar & Meredith Release Date: 26th July, 2012 Rating: 5/5 Source: Sent over by Books on the Underground for review and release onto the Tube Synopsis: Chris Hilton is middle-aged and broke. He is also in love with a woman twenty years his junior who lives 5,000 miles away. In Cuba. He places an … Continue reading Book Review – Caliente by Chris Hilton
It's been an exciting week so far... I've won tickets to an exclusive movie screening Thursday night (expect a full review), World Book Night have chosen me as one of 20,000 givers for 2013 (more about that soon), Books on the Underground have sent me a muy "Caliente" book to review and I've booked tickets … Continue reading What an exciting week!!