Book Review of ‘Journey Back to Freedom: The Olaudah Equiano Story’ By Catherine Johnson

In honour of Black History Month, award-winning author Catherine Johnson recounts the early life of Olaudah Equiano. Born in what is now Nigeria in 1745, Equiano’s peaceful childhood was brought to an abrupt end when he was captured and enslaved aged 11. He spent much of the next ten years of his life at sea, … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Journey Back to Freedom: The Olaudah Equiano Story’ By Catherine Johnson

Book Review of ‘The Clockwork Queen’ by Peter Bunzl

The image is of the front cover of The Clockwork Queen by Peter Bunzl, a Barrington Stoke publication

When her grandmaster father is imprisoned in the dungeons of St Petersburg, Sophie plans to help him escape through an incredible chess-playing automaton called the Clockwork Queen. But will she be able to outwit the Empress herself? A page-turning historical adventure from Cogheart author Peter Bunzl. I recently heard about an automaton called The Mechanical Turk - … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Clockwork Queen’ by Peter Bunzl