Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird... About the Book: The much anticipated and utterly captivating new novel from the author of the 2018 runaway sensation, One Day in December. Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They've been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible. But she's wrong. Because on her … Continue reading Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

The Animals at Lockwood Manor... About the Book: Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . . August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum's collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the … Continue reading Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

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: The Foundling by Stacey Halls

The Foundling... About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Familiars, and set against the vibrant backdrop of Georgian London, The Foundling explores families, secrets, class, equality, power and the meaning of motherhood. London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child … Continue reading Book Review: The Foundling by Stacey Halls

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: 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