Book Review: The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Art of Dying... About the Book: The second gripping historical crime novel set in 19th century Edinburgh, co-written by bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman. Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Book Review: Bone China by Laura Purcell

Bone China... About the Book: Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same … Continue reading Book Review: Bone China by Laura Purcell

Book Review: I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty

I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes... About the Book: A fairy-tale for grown-ups. The Zing family lives in a misguided world of spell books, flying beach umbrellas, and state-of-the-art covert surveillance equipment. There's a slippery Zing, a graceful Zing, and a Zing who runs as fast as a bus. But most significant of … Continue reading Book Review: I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty

Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Australian drama series (2018) Picnic at Hanging Rock… When three schoolgirls and a teacher from Appleyard College disappear on Valentine's Day in 1900, the event has a far-reaching impact on the rest of the school, as well as the nearby township. People quickly come up with theories about the disappearances as paranoia sets in and … Continue reading Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock