Hothouse Flower

Hothouse Flower

Hothouse Flower by Lucinda Riley immediately appealed to me. Whilst you should never judge a book by its cover, its description reminded me of a…

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A Fierce Radiance

A Fierce Radiance

I’ve just finished reading one of my Christmas books from my Mum – A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer. Having really enjoyed City of Light…

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Kate Morton

Kate Morton

If I want a guaranteed really good read I always reach for a Kate Morton. Since coming across her back in 2007 when The House…

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Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

Just before Christmas I finished reading River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh. This is the second book in what will be the Ibis Trilogy, following…

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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling reading The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco.  Today I finally finished it. I always eagerly anticipate a new…

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City of Light

City of Light

One of my favourite books is City of Light by Lauren Belfer and every few years I justify a re-read. I lived in Buffalo for a year…

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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Having started a fascination with the Tudors when reading Wolf Hall last year (see my blog Reading the Tudors) I was looking forward to its sequel Bring…

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Shadow of the Moon

Shadow of the Moon

As holiday reading lying by the pool and on the beach this week in Corfu, Shadow of the Moon by M M Kaye could not be beaten….

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Reading the Tudors

Reading the Tudors

I have to admit to having really enjoyed immersing myself in the world of the Tudors in the last year or so. It all started with…

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The Help

The Help

I’m just back from a weekend away which gave me the chance to read a whole book between getting on a train after work on…

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