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 [...]
November 13, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader

Sarah is just seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman shut away in a cell that measures only seven by nine paces [...]
November 11, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Locksmith’s Daughter by Karen Brooks

In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear. Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London’s master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate [...]
September 27, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane

Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago's most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends [...]
September 16, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Take Courage: Anne Bronte And The Art Of Life by Samantha Ellis

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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
September 11, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite by Laura Freeman

At the age of fourteen, Laura Freeman was diagnosed with anorexia. She had seized the one aspect of her life that she seemed able to control, and struck different foods from her diet one by one until she was starving. But even at her lowest point, the one appetite she never lost was her love of reading.
September 2, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

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August 30, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Secrets Of The Tides by Hannah Richell

Every family has its secrets. Some are small, like telling a white lie or snooping through a private drawer. Others are more serious, like infidelity and betrayal. And some secrets are so terrible they must be hidden away in a deep, dark place, for if they ever came to light, they would surely tear a family apart . .