Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Bamboo Trilogy by Ann Bennett

I was recently invited to take part in a blog tour for Bamboo Road, the third book in the Bamboo trilogy, by Ann Bennett. Ordinarily, I like to review books on their own, but I felt that this trio was … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – Review

On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for herself. … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Chasing Shadows by T. A. Williams

After an extended blog break over Christmas (for various reasons), we’re kicking off 2017 with a blog tour. As a big fan of historical fiction, I’m thrilled to be hosting on the second day of the tour for Chasing Shadows … Continue reading

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Review: Blog Tour – War Orphans by Lizzie Lane

“If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency. If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed.” Joanna Ryan’s father has … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Lawless and the Flowers of Sin – Pride

We’re on a blog tour today, and celebrating publication day of Lawless and the Flowers of Sin by William Sutton. All the stops on the tour will focus on an aspect of ‘Sinful London’ – today we’re looking at Pride… … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ways of the World by Robert Goddard

1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world’s nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The French Lesson by Hallie Rubenhold

1789: Henrietta Lightfoot, a young Englishwoman, trips on her silk gown as she runs for her life along the bloodstained streets of revolutionary Paris. She finds refuge in the opulent home of Grace Dalyrmple Elliott, the city’s most celebrated courtesan. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corrupt, feud-plagued Mainz to meet “a most amazing man.” Johann … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death of Lyndon Wilder and the Consequences Thereof by E.A Dineley

If you’ve read a few of my reviews, you’ll know that not only do I like to read books, I also love to look at and smell books too. I love books where the publisher has clearly made an effort … Continue reading

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