Christina Henry

The Red Queen

Author: Christina Henry | Publisher: Titan Books The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter: a quest they will not forsake even… Continue reading The Red Queen

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Gill Simms, Uncategorized

Why Mummy Swears

Author: Gill Simms | Publisher: Harper Collins It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to… Continue reading Why Mummy Swears

The Sentinal's Reign Suzanne Rogerson
ARCs, Suzanne Rogerson

The Sentinel’s Reign

Author: Suzanne Rogerson | Self-published Having thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, The Lost Sentinel, I was excited to continue the adventure with The Sentinel’s Reign; and I wasn’t disappointed. You can read my review of The Lost Sentinel here. Classic, character-driven, fantasy, The Sentinel’s Reign picks up right where The Lost Sentinel left… Continue reading The Sentinel’s Reign

Why Mummy Drinks Gill Simms
Gill Simms

Why Mummy Drinks [Book Review]

Author: Gill Simms | Publisher: Harper Collins Welcome to Mummy's world... It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future full of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be 'tiddly' after a glass of Pinot Grigio… Continue reading Why Mummy Drinks [Book Review]

Happy Little Bluebirds Louise Levene
Louise Levene

Happy Little Bluebirds [Book Review]

Author: Louise Levene | Publisher: Bloomsbury It is September 1940 and Evelyn Murdoch, a translator from the Postal Censorship department, is uprooted from her home in wartime Woking and transferred to Hollywood. She is to assist a mysterious British agent in his attempt to outwit the Los Angeles German delegation and boost the British propaganda… Continue reading Happy Little Bluebirds [Book Review]

Distant Mirror Barbara Tuchman Penguin Books
Barbara Tuchman

Distant Mirror [Book Review]

Author: Barbara Tuchman | Publisher: Penguin One of the more interesting books I have read recently, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (the full name of which I will not be using again, because, no disrespect, but it is longgg) attempts to synthesise a broad range of influences (religion, death, disease, family life, war,… Continue reading Distant Mirror [Book Review]