January 14, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her [...]
October 10, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Bright Edge Of The World by Eowyn Ivey

The Blurb (from Goodreads): Set again in the Alaskan landscape that she brought to stunningly vivid life in The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey’s second novel is a […]
September 13, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW:The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

This is the story of a woman's struggle for independence. Helen "Graham" has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter
June 26, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: J.M. Barrie & The Lost Boys: The Real Story Behind Peter Pan by Andrew Birkin

J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, led a life almost as magical and interesting as as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Llewelyn Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and devoted surrogate father when they were orphaned.
May 14, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Binding by Bridget Collins

Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder[....]
May 6, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The River Sings by Sandra Leigh Price

'Look first. Reach second. Vanish third.' London, 1825: Eglantine has always had an eye for the shine. Born the same day as the young princess destined to be queen, Eglantine has an altogether different path ahead of her, strewn with the glittering waste of her father's ambitions.
April 9, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Van Gogh’s Ear: The True Story – Bernadette Murphy

The Blurb (from Goodreads): In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? In Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals the truth.