Dawnlands; powerful historical fiction

Although I haven’t read one of her books for quite a few years (until now), I am a big fan of historical author Philippa Gregory. Mainly known for writing Plantagenet and Tudor novels which I…

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Shrines of Gaiety; captivating and unforgettable

When I was invited to take part in the blog tour of Kate Atkinson’s latest novel Shrines of Gaiety, I couldn’t believe my luck. I mean Atkinson is one of the world’s most talented and…

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Lessons; an immersive and thought provoking masterpiece

Today Lessons, the new sweeping epic by Ian McEwan is published. It is a captivating interpretation of the microcosm within the macrocosm, a thought provoking theme that has been explored in literature for centuries. McEwan’s…

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The Orphan’s Mother: stunning wartime fiction

The Orphan’s Mother is an all consuming, powerful and deeply moving wartime narrative. This is the second novel I have had the privilege of reading and reviewing from Marion Kummerow as last year I read…

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The Tin Nose Shop; brutally beautiful

I was really attracted to read The Tin Nose Shop by American author Don J. Snyder for various reasons; first it is inspired by an extraordinary real life story from the First World War; I…

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