Hi all: Today I bring you a book (an audiobook!) by an author I have known for a while and I follow on social media, but somehow I hadn’t read any of his fiction yet. Well, it was worth the wait. THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY (Jack Calder Crime Series #1) by seumas gallacher Thriller with bloody twists
Hi all: I seem to be reading a lot of thrillers recently, although this one had been on my Kindle for a long time (and I’ve read it will become a TV series…) Ragdoll: The thrilling Sunday Times bestseller everyone is talking about (Ragdoll 1) by Daniel Cole ‘A brilliant, breathless thriller‘ MJ Arlidge, author of Hide and
Hi, all: I bring you a review of a non-fiction book from the Pen & Sword history collection. A great read. What Regency Women Did For Us by Rachel Knowles A gripping book about twelve extraordinary women Regency women inhabited a very different world from the one in which we live today. Considered intellectually inferior to men, they
Hi all: As you know, I discovered Pen & Sword Books a while back and I’ve been exploring their catalogue. Today I bring you a book that I think will pique the interest of many. Women in the Great War by Stephen Wynn and Tanya Wynn The First World War was fought on two fronts. In a military sense
Hi all: I am on a mission to try and check at least some of the books that have made it into the Man Booker Prize longlist this year, and here is one of them. Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor “A wonderful book. [Jon McGregor]’s an extraordinary writer, unlike anyone else.” ―Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on
Hi all: Recently I’ve had not had much time to read and there are not as many reviews coming at you (I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear that), but this one is a visual feast and I had to bring it to you. Images of the Past: The British Seaside By Lucinda Gosling Imprint: Pen &
Hi all: I bring you today the review of another one of the jewels in the Pen & Sword Catalogue. I know it isn’t a topic for everyone but it is fascinating and a very well researched book, and you’ll realise straight away why (you’ve probably already noticed by the title). And no, this is
Hi all: I’m close to catching up with my reviews, so hopefully, soon you won’t be bombarded with them but will get some regularly instead. I’m not sure why this one never made it into the blog, but it’s never too late. The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka ‘Lively . . . a joy to read’
Hi all: Today a British thriller that doesn’t take place in one of the big cities, but funnily enough it’s in an area where I spent some time working, a wonderful part of the country, and I love Durham Cathedral… The Taken. DI Erica Martin Book 2 by Alice Clark-Platts. Penguin UK – Michael Joseph Description
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