A selection of covers for a well established book. Curiously, I think the most recent one is the least enticing… This is a 1952 book which looks back on the wartime year of a young woman who decides to train as … More One Pair of Feet by Monica Dickens
John Bude is a favourite author in the British Library Crime Classics series, so I was pleased to see another book by this “likable author” as Martin Edwards refers to him in the introduction. This is a likable book: while perhaps not quite living up to my expectations, and while it features a fiendishly difficult … More Death Makes a Prophet by John Bude: a British Library Crime Classic
This is a fictional account of the life and loves of Joan of Kent, one of history’s lesser known influential women, whose matrimonial and political experiences had a significant effect on the history of England, Wales and parts of France. Her royal birth and her life choices involved more than one Pope as her husbands … More The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien
This book of short stories “Inspired by Jane Eyre” is a feast for those who love Jane Eyre, appreciate short stories, and enjoy spotting authors, some well – known, some not, having a good time. Some of these stories by women are more linked to Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece, than others. All the stories … More Reader, I Married Him – Stories inspired by Jane Eyre Edited by Tracy Chevalier
This is a book I would recommend for anyone who is keen on historical fiction, especially if they enjoy being totally immersed not so much in an historical period as in a person’s life. One of the accusations levelled at Arden, the undoubted heroine of the novel, is that she is a hypnotist, and this … More The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister
“A Golden Age Murder” it proclaims on the cover of this book, another Dean Street Press book send to me for review. It is the final book published by Harriet Rutland, and it is a strong book notable for several twists and turns, some of which are totally unexpected. A clever book, it is an … More Blue Murder by Harriet Rutland – a Dean Street Classic
For today’s post, go to Shiny New Books website. I am reviewing a new edition of Sense and Sensibility as part of a new Classics Collection by Oxford University Press. It is a lovely book with a fascinating Introduction by John Mullan, and as you see from the review, I could replace many classics in … More Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – A Shiny New Edition!