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
It's is 1994. Carrie Soto watches on as 17-year-old Nikki Chan meets Ingrid Cortez in the final of the US Open. As the game is won, Carrie Soto, winner of twenty Grand Slam titles, makes the life-changing decision to step out of retirement to defend her record. And just like that... Carrie Soto is back. … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Carrie Soto is Back’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid
In the interests of full disclosure, let me first state that I'm a HUGE fan of Crime Junkie, Ashley Flowers' award-winning true crime podcast. She's got a knack of telling you about a crime in such a way that you feel right at the centre of it. I went into this book knowing that she's … Continue reading Book Review of ‘All Good People Here’ by Ashley Flowers
Review of a lovely new romance set in the Tuscan countryside.
They only want a kindness, but beware, for if you have no coin, they will curse you black and blue. 1620s Lancashire. Away from the village lies a small hamlet, abandoned since the Plague, where only one family dwells amongst its ruins. Young Sarah Haworth, her mother, brother and little sister Annie are a family … Continue reading Audiobook review: ‘Cunning Women’ by Elizabeth Lee