The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

There's a reason why Karin Slaughter's books are so popular and that's because they're addictive.  Once I started reading (and my kindle said it would take me 6 hours, which is about twice as long as any other book), I barely looked up until the final, twisty pages. Sam and Charlie are teenagers living with their parents … Continue reading The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

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East of England reviews

              My latest reviews published in Events What's On I can especially recommend The Allegations by Mark Lawson, and also his previous novel, The Deaths.  He's fantastic at probing the middle-class consciousness and finding it lacking. Macbeth has been on my mind as my son has been studying it … Continue reading East of England reviews

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

Imogen Hermes Gowar – The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

A fabulously detailed historical novel set in 1700s London. Josiah Hancock has received a little more than he bargained for when the captain of his ship comes back with a mermaid. He is inducted into Georgian pr when he attempts to publicise the curiosity more widely - the coffee shops and salons were the social … Continue reading Imogen Hermes Gowar – The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock