Author Talks: Kirsty Manning on Discovering hidden jewels through research

A little over three years ago I was in the final stages of researching and writing my last novel set in Shanghai in World War Two—The Jade Lily—when I stumbled across an extraordinary newspaper article that completely knocked me off track. It was a review of an exhibition of 500 priceless pieces of Elizabethan and … Continue reading Author Talks: Kirsty Manning on Discovering hidden jewels through research

Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

The Paris Secret... About the Book: A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER. England, 1939: Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort where she encounters her estranged sister, Liberty, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Book Review: Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater

Gulliver’s Wife... Book Review: Birth. Death. Wonder … One woman’s journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when Lemuel … Continue reading Book Review: Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater

Book Review: Rosa: Memories With Licence by Ros Collins

Rosa: Memories With Licence... About the Book: As British as Earl Grey tea, ‘Rosa’ has spent most of her life in Melbourne. Her children and grandchildren are all Australian-born, as was Alan, her writer husband. But Rosa is hesitant about an unconditional commitment to Vegemite, mateship and the ANZAC legend; she remains a perennial migrant, … Continue reading Book Review: Rosa: Memories With Licence by Ros Collins

Book Review: The Bushranger’s Wife by Cheryl Adnams

The Bushranger’s Wife... About the Book: How do you tame a wild colonial boy? With an even wilder colonial girl. Central Highlands of Victoria 1861 Jack the Devil's reputation precedes him. The most notorious bushranger on the Central Highlands, nothing throws him off his game-until he holds up Prudence Stanforth and her grandmother. Jack can't … Continue reading Book Review: The Bushranger’s Wife by Cheryl Adnams