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Hi all: I bring you novel/fictionalised biography that I found fascinating. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. The Other Mrs. Samson by Ralph Webster Surviving two wars, sharing one husband, searching for answers. A hidden compartment in a black lacquer cabinet left in an attic reveals the secrets of two incredible
Hi all: I think this series will probably be familiar to many of you. I’m a big fan. The Phantom in the Fog: A Bowman Of The Yard Investigation by Richard James Bowman of the Yard: Book Four ‘Wonderfully atmospheric, full of the thrills of Victorian London.’ Adam Croft Autumn, 1892 Following a manic episode,
Hi all: I bring you a new book by an author I read last year for the first time. Recommended to readers of historical fiction. No Secret Too Small. A Novel of Old New Mexico by Loretta Miles Tollefson A novel dedicated to all the world’s children caught in the cross fire of adult squabbles.
Hi all: As you know, I translate books by other independent authors every so often, and I share them with you once they have been published. A Spanish author (from Zaragoza), whom I had met, and we even worked together at a book fair, Francisco Tessainer, asked me to translate his book into English. I
Hi all: This is a short read, and one I think many of the followers of my blogs will enjoy. Billy (the Kid): A Novel by Peter Meech Pueblo, Colorado,1932. Bootleggers thrive in a town where the sheriff is on the take and you can kill a man with impunity. In this thrilling narrative, a
Hi all. I bring you a pretty amazing book today. I hope you’re all keeping safe. How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang ‘The boldest debut of the year’ Observer ‘It is refreshing to discover a new author of such grand scale, singular focus and blistering vision’ Guardian America. In the twilight of
Hi all: I hope you’re keeping well, or as well as possible in the circumstances. I bring you another book by Sebastian Barry. Not for everyone, but quite extraordinary. A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster
Hi all: I bring you another novel that I finally managed to catch up with. Upturned Earth by Karen Jennings Upturned Earth is set in Namaqualand, the copper mining district of the Cape Colony, during the winter of 1886. William Hull arrives at the town to take up the position of magistrate, a position that
Hi all: I’m sharing today a review of a book I’ve discovered through Rosie’s Book Review Team. It’s the second novel I read by this author, and I don’t think it will be the last. Invisible, As Music by Caren J. Werlinger Henrietta Cochran has spent nearly forty years dealing with the effects of the
Hi all: I bring you a review of one of the books from Rosie’s group and one I recommend to people who love historical fiction, especially stories of New Mexico and settlers. Not My Father’s House: A Novel of Old New Mexico by Loretta Miles Tollefson Suzanna hates everything about her New Mexico mountain home.