Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend... Translated by Ann Goldstein About the Book: My Brilliant Friend is the gripping first volume in Elena Ferrante's widely acclaimed Neapolitan Novels. This exquisitely written quartet creates an unsentimental portrait of female experience, rivalry and friendship never before seen in literature. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in … Continue reading Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Book Review: Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Miss Austen... About the Book: A wonderfully original, emotionally complex novel that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen – an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries. 1840: twenty three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to … Continue reading Book Review: Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

The Diamond Hunter... About the Book: When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine’s care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. … Continue reading Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

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

#BlogTour: Josephine’s Garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Josephine’s Garden... About the Book: A captivating story of love, nature and identity in Napoleon's France France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she is to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon … Continue reading #BlogTour: Josephine’s Garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Book Review: The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan

The Museum of Broken Promises... About the Book: The stunning new novel from bestselling Elizabeth Buchan. The Museum of Broken Promises is a beautiful, evocative love story and heart-breaking journey in to a long-buried past. Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss. Every object in … Continue reading Book Review: The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan