Simply riveting, darling: The Mitford Scandal, by Jessica Fellowes

It's the Roaring Twenties (or Thirties!). It's time for champagne! Excess! And... murder? Former ladies' maid Louisa Cannon thinks that she's left the glamorous Mitford sisters far behind, but when Bryan Guinness proposes marriage to the beautiful Diana Mitford, she is once again swept up into a giddy whirlwind of hedonism. That is, until the …

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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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