Historical

The Lincoln Highway, Book Review: Amor Towles’ heroic dogma

The Lincoln Highway, Book Review: Amor Towles’ heroic dogma

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles is filled with characters that charm but international readers may find the anthemic Americana less beguiling. Read my full review. The Lincoln Highway Book Synopsis Two brothers venture across 1950s America to New York…

The Mystery of History Book Giveaway, 4 paperback novels

The Mystery of History Book Giveaway, 4 paperback novels

Why is it that we find historical fiction so alluring, the mysteries cloaked in the veil of time so captivating? Perhaps it is a yearning for simpler times or a comforting reminder of how much more enlightened most are today?…

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag, Book Review

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag, Book Review

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag is the fascinating story of the real people and events that inspired the much-loved fiction and TV series. Read my full review. The Durrells of Corfu Synopsis The recent TV award winning adaption The Durrells left…

TUSSAUD: Belinda Lyons-Lee on writing fiction based on fact

TUSSAUD: Belinda Lyons-Lee on writing fiction based on fact

I am delighted to welcome Belinda Lyons-Lee to discuss the inspiration for her debut gothic historical fiction novel Tussaud.  Plus, thanks to publisher Transit Lounge, I have two ebook copies to giveaway to lucky readers in Australia or New Zealand….

Best Books of 2020: My favourite reads of the year

Best Books of 2020: My favourite reads of the year

What a year, huh? For me, one of the best things about 2020 has been the books. While below average on quantity this year, I did read quite diversely. Plus, the quality of the titles on my 2020 reading pile…

Death Leaves the Station, Review: Thorpe’s vintage mystery

Death Leaves the Station, Review: Thorpe’s vintage mystery

Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe is a classy homage to the classic whodunnit and a highly intriguing and entertaining crime read. Read on for my full review. Death Leaves the Station Book Synopsis It’s 1927 and a lapsed Catholic friar,…