The Bandwagon: Closed for annual leave

Hello dear readers! Thank you so much for continuing to follow The Bandwagon, and engaging with us here. It's always a blast. I'm off on my hols as of tomorrow, so any queries sent through the blog or via email will have to wait until I return on the 3rd of July. You can read [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Thank You!

As the third annual Cornish Reading Challenge comes to a close, I want to thank everyone who's joined in and made it a success. To the authors, for their hard work and participation. This wouldn't work if it wasn't for you. To the readers, who get involved and create a buzz. I hope you enjoy [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Win a copy of The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

Fellow blogger Rosie Amber is hosting the giveaway for a copy of The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland! Click here to visit Rosie's blog, and find out how to win a copy of The Plague Charmer! Competition closes 27/05. The Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages and bestselling author of Company of [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Angela Britnell talks about something old, something new

Author Angela Britnell talks about how Cornwall grabs hold and never lets go - no matter how far you travel. When you’re born and grow up in Cornwall, it becomes part of you, and trying to stop it from influencing your writing is like trying to hold back the tide. I’ve been published for over [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Win a copy of Celtic Love Knot by Angela Britnell

Want to win a copy of Celtic Love Knot by Angela Britnell? Read on to find out how! Can two tangled lives make a love knot? Lanyon Tremayne is the outcast of his small Cornish village of St. Agnes. Susceptible to fits of temper and with a chequered past behind him, he could even be described [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Under A Cornish Sky by Liz Fenwick

My first choice for the third annual Cornish Reading Challenge is none other than Liz Fenwick's Under A Cornish Sky. For fans of Judy Finegan and Rosamunde Pilcher, a spelling-binding tale of romance and intrigue, set against the gorgeous Cornish coast. Demi desperately needs her luck to change. On the sleeper train down to Cornwall, [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Let the challenge begin!

Welcome to the third annual Cornish Reading Challenge on The Bandwagon blog. This challenge is unique in its focus on Cornwall, and aims to promote both a love of reading, and of "God's own country". We've got some exciting features coming up over the next two weeks. The Cornish Writing Challenge is already underway - [...]

Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah

I review Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah. Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man [...]

Painleave: Tracking Chronic Pain

"Painleave helps you get to the bottom of your pain or illness once and for all. A pain-free life is waiting." A free service, Painleave encourages those of us who suffer with chronic pain to sign up, and keep track of our flares. Record symptoms & uncover their triggers Organize everything your doctors tell you Keep track [...]

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

"Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one." I'd never heard of Lizzie Borden before I read about this book. The topic instantly grabbed me, and I knew I had to have it. I was crossing my fingers every time [...]