The Silken Rose; historic feminism and political intrigue

What a historic delight Carol McGrath’s new novel The Silken Rose is. Not only did it captivate me with the political intrigue of the medieval thirteenth century, but it also introduced me to the real…

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The Authenticity Project; the perfect feel good novel

With everything happening at the moment, I like many people have been really struggling to read. Although I’ve been desperate to escape real life more than ever, I’ve really grappled with my anxiety and concentration.…

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Code Name Hélène; sensational page turner based on truth

Wow! If you love historic fiction, you need to read Code Name Hélène. If you celebrate feminism, you need to read Code Name Hélène. Basically you need to read Code Name Hélène! It is the…

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Mine; a psychological thriller full of emotion

Like me, are you looking for some good ‘lockdown reads’ to help pass the time? Well look no further – Mine by Clare Empson is the ideal lockdown read. And it was published only last…

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Hamnet; one of the best books I have ever read

Hamnet is Maggie O’Farrell’s heart wrenching interpretation of love, loss and family tragedy. It is about a real life boy who history has forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the greatest literary…

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