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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Review: The Sword and the Dagger, by Robert Cochran

Roll up, roll up for some good old-fashioned historical fun! We're going all the way back to the Middle East during the time of the Crusades, for an adventure to the court of Genghis Khan... This book had all the makings of a historical epic. What it turned out to be instead was something a …

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Review: The Doll Factory, by Elizabeth Macneal

It’s not often that I come across a book that does so many things on so many levels. But with The Doll Factory: It’s an excellent Victorian novel with more genuine grime and filth than I’ve seen in any other Victorian novel It’s a story about a woman having the courage to break free and …

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Blog Tour: The Botanist’s Daughter, by Kayte Nunn

Time to celebrate the magic of plants! But first, we have to celebrate the magic of this book cover, because I am absolutely in love with it. It is a thing of beauty, and hats off to the design team behind it. They have some good stuff to work with, though. The Botanist's Daughter is a lovely …

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