This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Blog

Show Navigation

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…

read more

Posted by Lucy H on 11th Jun 2019

Interview with Tim Clare, author of The Ice House

We spoke with Tim Clare, author of The Honours and The Ice House.Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician. He was born in 1981, and grew up in Portishead, in South-West England.In 2005 he presented the Channel 4 series How To Get A Book Deal. His first book, We Can’t All Be Astronauts, a memoir about jealousy and having one last shot at…

read more

Posted by Lucy H on 24th Sep 2018

Book Review: The Corset

The Corset by Laura PurcellThis is the second novel by Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions (review here,) in a similarly spooky historical vein.The story is told from the viewpoints of two young female protagonists from widely differing backgrounds.Dorothea, wealthy, unmarried, living with her widowed father, evinces unfemi…

read more

Posted by Lucy H on 7th Sep 2018

Book Review: The Silent Companions

The Silent Companions by Laura PurcellThe Silent Companions is a "Gothic" style horror tale, set in a rural mansion filled with unhappy memories and inexplicable mementos.A young woman, recently married and even more recently widowed, moves into her late husband's family home, a grim and almost-deserted place with a few servants barel…

read more

Posted by Lucy H on 29th Aug 2018

Spotlight reviews: August/ September releases

The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery [9780008264451] by Sophie HannahRRP £18.99 AGR price £12.99The third new Poirot mystery by this author, The Mystery of Three Quarters is presented in a hardback edition, with a beautifully stylised cover.Strangers accost Poirot, claiming that he has been sending letters which…

read more