The Jewel; the story of Rabbie Burns muse

So I’ve spent this last week reading novels about two of our greatest ever bards, William Shakespeare and Robert Burns – or more precisely, the women in their lives. The first of these books is…

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The Lady of the Ravens; a Tudor delight

For anyone that knows me, they know I have a fascination with the Tudors. I even have a set of coasters with a picture of Henry VIII’s wives on each one which I use on…

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A Dark Matter; grit, intrigue and humour

A Dark Matter really gripped me – believe me – more than I thought it would. With an intriguing plot set in Edinburgh, I expected to like it, but I didn’t expect to absolutely love…

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The Unforgetting;a Victorian Gothic thriller

Evocatively set in the Victorian era, The Unforgetting is a haunting Gothic novel that has left a deep impression on me. It is thought provoking, it is unsettling; it is a powerfully captivating story. I…

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The Home; a visceral, moving thriller

Crikey – what an emotionally charged psychological thriller to kick 2020 off with. I couldn’t put The Home down, racing through it at rapid speed. Yes, this is a dark, sinister story but told with…

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