Book Review of ‘The Battle of Cable Street’ by Tanya Landman

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Political tensions are heightening on the streets of Stepney, and as Oswald Mosley comes to power, Elsie begins to see friendships torn apart ... Award-winning author Tanya Landman explores the rise of antisemitic fascism in 1930s London in this gripping new story. Life has always been tough on the streets of Stepney, where Elsie and … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Battle of Cable Street’ by Tanya Landman

Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott

Narrated by Miles Meili Duration: 7 hours 2 minutes This is a cozy-ish murder mystery set in Winnepeg, Canada. It begins with a barn full a pigs exploding. Authorities find the bodies of fifty-four pigs and one adult male. Vet Dr. Peter Bannerman has previous experience of helping out with police investigations, and when his … Continue reading Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott

Book Review of ‘The Lost Whale’ by Hannah Gold

I first discovered Hannah Gold’s writing last year when she was launching her debut children’s novel, ‘The Last Polar Bear’. She talked with such passion about the plight of the polar bears, her writing and her excitement over Levi Pinfold’s illustrations, that I immediately bought a copy for my daughter. We both loved it. In … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Lost Whale’ by Hannah Gold

Book Review of ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’ by A. M. Howell

This week, we celebrate the publication of another delightful historical mystery from one of my favourite middle grade fiction writers, A. M. Howell. Following on from last year’s hugely popular ‘Mystery of the Nightwatchers’, this time we’re visiting post-war Norfolk for ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’. Excited? You should be! It’s 1948, and Ruth … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’ by A. M. Howell

Book review of ‘A Spoonful of Murder’ by J. M. Hall

There's a bit of a resurrgence of the Miss Marple-esque elderly lady sleuth going on at the moment. I blame Richard Osman. A Spoonful of Sugar promised so much, but I'm not too convinced that it entirely delivers. A Spoonful of Sugar is set around the East Yorkshire towns of Thirsk and Northallerton, and promises … Continue reading Book review of ‘A Spoonful of Murder’ by J. M. Hall