A Secret Sisterhood

  We all need support, and perhaps never more so when we're engaged in an otherwise solitary activity.  A Secret Sisterhood has been written by friends and writing colleagues Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney and explores the relationships between four sets of writers.  Starting with Jane Austen and her niece's governess, they move on … Continue reading A Secret Sisterhood

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The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

I read this on my kindle, and after a false start, was gripped.  It ticks a lot of boxes for me, being historical, gothic,set in a dual time frame, and excitingly, by an author from my local town Colchester.  In fact, when I read the thank yous at the end of the book, Laura Purcell … Continue reading The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Anna-Marie Crowhurst – The Illumination of Ursula Flight

A witty and ebullient account of a young woman in the seventeenth century, The Illumination of Ursula Flight tells the tale of her childhood, early marriage and development in this historical novel. Ursula grows up in a country manor house, her imagination and intelligence encouraged by her father (unusually for the day) and rather frowned … Continue reading Anna-Marie Crowhurst – The Illumination of Ursula Flight