A lovely warm hug of a novel.
What I did to them was terrible, but you have to understand the context. This was London, 2016.Theft, by Luke Brown Bohemia is history. Paul has awoken to the fact that he will always be better known for reviewing haircuts than for his literary journalism. He is about to be kicked out of his cheap … Continue reading Book review of ‘Theft’ by Luke Brown
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
Have you ever dreamt of running away from your old life and landing in a foreign city? Do you see yourself in a glamourous apartment in the heart of Paris? Oui bien sûr! Well, pack your bags, and let me welcome you to floor three of No.12 Rue des Amants, your suite in a beautiful old … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Paris Apartment’ by Lucy Foley
Review of a lovely new romance set in the Tuscan countryside.
Wow! What a beautifully written book! It is the near future, and the planet has suffered environmental catastrophe - the land is poisoned, the oceans have risen to flood much of the country and many species have been made extinct. The surviving humans are finding new ways to survive. Pearl, Clover and their father live … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Between Sea and Sky’ by Nicola Penfold