The Keeper of Hidden Books; brilliant wartime fiction

Inspired by true events in Warsaw during World War 2, The Keeper of Hidden Books is a truly powerful novel full of poignancy and love. It is heart wrenching and raw as it depicts the…

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Arrested Song; a sweeping saga

Arrested Song, Irena Karafilly’s haunting new novel is the intimate story of a true 20th century heroine set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation in Greece, the Greek civil war and an oppressive dictatorship.…

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Daughters of Victory; a thrilling historical page-turner

From reading Gabriella Saab’s brilliant debut novel The Last Checkmate, I was sure that the author would skilfully weave true historical figures and events with fiction in her new novel Daughters of Victory to create…

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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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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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