29 Jul

EXTRACT: The Art of Waiting by Christopher Jory

BookDiva We start at the very beginning. Aldo Gardini, an Italian soldier in a Russian prison ......
29 Jul

Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain’s Secret Wilderness by Paul Evans

BookLife Lovely vignettes about underrated places and creatures, from a Guardian country diarist....
29 Jul

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon

BookDiva The penultimate, historical, romantic Outlander book, with all the strife, conflict and near death living around a time ...
28 Jul

Last Chance in the Pyrenees by Julia Stagg

BookDiva Lovely read, would make a great holiday read. This book is one of a series ...
28 Jul

The Time in Between by Nancy Tucker

BookLife Non-fiction books aren’t usually something I would pick up automatically and want to read but ......
28 Jul

The Road To The Sea by Ciara Hegarty

BookDiva Set in late 1940s Ireland – though it could have been anywhere – Kathleen’s twin ......
28 Jul

Drive by James Sallis

BookNoir Drive is one of those books that packs a lot into a few short pages. ...
28 Jul

Goebbels by Peter Longerich

BookLife This mighty tome landed with an audible thud in my lap, direct from the postman. ...
28 Jul

POETRY: Sentenced to Life by Clive James

BookHugger Clive James is one of those names familiar to many people.  He has been a ...
28 Jul

Caught by Lisa Moore

BookNoir A classic cat-and-mouse story in which a Canadian drug smuggler escapes from prison to score another load of marijuana f...
28 Jul

Cracked by Barbra Leslie

BookNoir A competent thriller that could be the foundation of an engaging series
28 Jul

The Expedition – Solving the Mystery of a Polar Tragedy by Bea Uusma

BookLife A legend in Sweden, yet unjustly forgotten by the world, The Expedition is a heart-rending tale of hopelessness and quie...
27 Jul

WHY I WRITE: Richard Masefield

BookLife Introducing a new blog series by Esther Harris. “Writing is easy.  You sit down, open ......
27 Jul

The Unburied by Charles Palliser

BookNoir It’s a foggy night just before Christmas at the end of the nineteenth century when ......
27 Jul

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

BookLife In this well-written, thought provoking book, Evan Osnos, who was the New Yorker magazine China ......
27 Jul

The Beginning of the End by Ian Parkinson

BookDiva The Beginning of the End tells the story of Raymond, a single man who spends ...
27 Jul

The Letters of Ivor Punch by Colin MacIntyre

BookDiva If you were to judge a book by its title (and we do, don’t we?), ...
27 Jul

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay

BookNoir The book begins with the murder of a married couple, then we meet Cynthia and ...
27 Jul

Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick

BookDiva The story begins with Trinity Giddings, a slave girl who escapes from her owners in ......
27 Jul

Fallout by Sadie Jones

BookHugger Set mainly in early 1970s London, against a backdrop of the battle between the newly-emerging, ......
27 Jul

Kitty Peck and The Child of Ill Fortune by Kate Griffin

BookNoir In the year 1881 seventeen year old Kitty Peck unexpectedly inherits a vast criminal empire ......