Blog Tour: The Name Beneath the Stone, by Robert Newcome

Three generations, one family, connected by an historic secret. 1917: Private Daniel Dawkins fights at Messines Ridge and Passchendaele. He writes home to his true-love Joyce, but reveals little of his extreme bravery, his kindness, his loyalty to his comrades and the horrors they experience on the Western Front.  1920: Captain Peter Harding is tasked …

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Blog Tour: The Vanished Bride, by Bella Ellis

Let's get one thing straight before we start: I absolutely adore the Brontës. Their writing is gorgeous, spooky and atmospheric, and I loved it so much that I wrote about it for my last big essay at uni. So when this blog tour came along, I practically ripped the book out of the letterbox in …

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Oh What Tangled Webs We Weave: A Tapestry of Treason by Anne O’Brien

When it comes to a gripping historical thriller, you can't get better than a bit of Anne O'Brien. And with Tapestry of Treason, she's surpassed herself: it's a tightly plotted, tense and fascinating bit of political intrigue, with (gasp!) a woman at its centre. The woman in question is Constance of York, or Lady Despenser. She's a …

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Two wartime novels to give you your history kick

Happy Monday fellow readers! How was your weekend? I spent my getting through my Netgalley list, and this month, for some reason, I went history-heavy. Though the weather in the UK is actually less than ideal for lounging around in any kind of open space with a good book in hand (nothing like rain to …

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Review: Deep River, by Karl Marlantes

Who knew that Finns have such a long and proud history of immigration to America? Certainly not I: in fact, this whole book was an eye-opener. By turns passionate, informative and political, this book is definitely a stonking piece of fiction, and hats off to Karl Marlantes for tackling such a huge topic over the …

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