September 20, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire

When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm descends. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub, whose apparent easygoing nature conceals hard-won [...]
September 18, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

In Homer’s account in The Odyssey, Penelope—wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy—is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan War after the abduction of Helen [...]
September 16, 2019

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

  You may also like to read my vintage review of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte: https://kateforsyth.com.au/what-katie-read/book-reviewthe-tenant-of-wildfell-hall-by-anne-bronte  
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 . .
August 28, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

When her elderly mother is hospitalised after an accident, Vicki is summoned to her parents' isolated and run-down ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to care for her father. She has been estranged from her parents for many years (the reasons for which become quickly clear) and is horrified by what she discovers on her arrival[...]
August 26, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky

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