The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

Tweet Addition: Audiobook Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse… Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough […]

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The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato

Tweet Addition: Paperback Genre: Chick-lit Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their […]

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Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo

Tweet Addition: Netgalley review e-book Genre: History, non-fiction Published: 2014 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: 2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s […]

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2014 Reading: #33 Michael Morpurgo’s Only Remembered

Tweet I received this book from Netgalley to provide an honest review. I like Michael Morpurgo and I like history, so when I saw the two combined, I was quite excited. However, this book isn’t written by Morpurgo, it is edited by him. This is […]

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2014 Reading: #27 Katharine McMahon’s The Crimson Rooms

Tweet Book number 27 is Katharine McMahon’s The Crimson Rooms. This isn’t the first novel by McMahon that I have read. Back in 2008 I read The Rose of Sebastopol, which I remember enjoying. I’ve had The Crimson Rooms on my shelf for a while. […]

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The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore

Tweet Addition: E-book Genre: Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: The new novel from bestselling author Rachel Hore, much loved for her stories in which past and present are grippingly entwined.When Emily Gordon, editor at a London publishing house, commissions an account of great […]

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Look Back at 2011

Tweet I haven’t blogged or read as much this year because in September 2010 I started a full time job so I haven’t had as much time to read and spend on the blog. In 2010 I read 126 books and in 2009 I read […]

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The Beauty’s Beast by E. D. Walker

Tweet Addition: Review e-book from Book Lovin’ Bitches Genre: Historical, fantasy romance Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Lady Kathryn’s father has sent her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn’t bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, […]

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The Dresskeeper by Mary Naylus

Tweet Amazon synopsis: This title is suitable for children of ages 12 years & over. When Picky’s Mum forces her to look after Gran, who has dementia, Picky is accidentally transported back to the year 1685, where a man in a wig insists she is […]

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The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

Tweet Synopsis from Amazon: Ambitious, exotic, and a classic book club read, ‘The Piano Teacher’ is a combination of ‘Tenko’ meets ‘The Remains of the Day’. Sometimes the end of a love affair is only the beginning! In 1942, Will Truesdale, an Englishman newly arrived […]

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