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: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The Weekend... About the Book: The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things. Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? They … Continue reading Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Book Review: Confession With Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach

Confession with Blue Horses... About the Book: Set in Berlin during the dying days of communism, this is an exploration of a family cruelly torn apart, and the consequences that seep through generations. Tobi and Ella's childhood in East Berlin is shrouded in mystery. Now adults living in London, their past in full of unanswered … Continue reading Book Review: Confession With Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach

Book Review: The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

The Bee and the Orange Tree... About the Book: It’s 1699, and the salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness Marie Catherine D’Aulnoy … Continue reading Book Review: The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

Book Club Buddy Read Event: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The next Buddy Read Event for the Page by Page Book Club with Theresa Smith Writes has been set. By majority vote, The Weekend by Charlotte Wood was selected as our title. We'll be reading The Weekend from November 10th to the 30th with discussions extending from December 1st to the 8th. If you'd like … Continue reading Book Club Buddy Read Event: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

Invented Lives... About the Book: Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still. It is the mid-1980s. In Australia, stay-at-home wives jostle with want-it-all feminists, while AIDS threatens the sexual freedom of everyone. On the other side of the world, the Soviet bloc is in turmoil. Mikhail Gorbachev has been … Continue reading Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith