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Posted by Lucy H on 3rd Oct 2019

Emily McGovern Q&A

Emily is the author of Bloodlust and Bonnets, a glorious Regency graphic novel filled with Vampires, poets, psychic eagles and lots of action. It's a glorious romp through Bath, London, Scotland (among others) with enough humour and horror to make it the perfect read.We asked Emily some questions about the book, her creative process…

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Posted by Lucy H on 1st Oct 2019

Review: The Starless Sea

Review: The Starless Sea by Erin MorgensternThe Starless Sea is the long-awaited and much-anticipated second novel by Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus. I wasn’t sure if it was a fantasy adventure, a love story, a series of myths or – more likely – all of the above mixed together, but I loved it.It begins with a brief chapte…

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Posted by Lucy H on 27th Sep 2019

Review: A Single Thread

A Single Thread by Tracy ChevalierThis is a charming book which takes the reader into the unexpectedly fascinating worlds of 1930s church (or rather cathedral) embroidery, and bell-ringing.Violet, a lonely, bereaved, no-longer-young woman leaves home to start a new job in Winchester, away from her overbearing mother. She meets a…

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Posted by Emma Pagano on 12th Aug 2019

Four brilliant books for the beach

Summer's here, and it’s time to sort out your holiday reading! We’ve rounded up some fantastic fiction that’s sure to entertain you on the plane, and keep you on the edge of your sun-lounger.David Nicholl’s Sweet Sorrow is the ideal read for the season – it’s set over the course of one life-changing summer. It’s June 1997, and sixt…

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Q&A with Bernadette McGee, author of Magnolia Kitchen

Posted by Lucy H on 30th Jul 2019

Q&A with Bernadette McGee, author of Magnolia Kitchen

A Great Read recently spoke to Bernadette Gee from Magnolia Kitchen, a New Zealand bakery which has a world-wide following thanks to her gorgeous cake designs and the delicious bakes sold in her shop and showcased on her social media.Bernadette has written a cookbook, also called Magnolia Kitchen, which is full of beautiful baking idea…

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