Book Review: The Rabbit Girls – Anna Ellory

Synopsis: Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap – Henryk’s secret history begins to unravel. Searching for more clues of her father’s past, Miriam... Continue Reading →

Book Review: An American Story – Christopher Priest

Synopsis: Ben Matson lost someone he loved in the 9/11 attacks. Or thinks he did - no body has been recovered, and she shouldn't have been on that particular plane at that time. But he knows she was. The world has moved on from that terrible day. Nearly 20 years later, it has faded into a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Malinovsky Papers – Hannah Jones

Blurb: Over a nineteen day period in June 1987, Professor Nicholas Malinovsky interviewed a dying Russian emigre in his apartment in Brighton Beach. What Malinovsky learned during those nineteen days - about the Russian Revolution, the House of Special Purpose in Ekaterinburg and, most importantly, what happened to the two youngest Romanov family members - shattered... Continue Reading →

The Toymakers – Robert Dinsdale

Blurb: ‘It is 1917, and London has spent years in the shadow of the First World War. In the heart of Mayfair, though, there is a place of hope. A place where children’s dreams can come true, where the impossible becomes possible – that place is Papa Jack’s Toy Emporium. For years Papa Jack has... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Tuesday – Book Quotes

It’s Tuesday again, which means that it’s time for Top 5 Tuesday. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm. This week the topic is 'Top 5 Quotes', which I’m really happy about because I’m a sucker for a good quote. I’m always noting down good quotes as I read, so... Continue Reading →

New York – Edward Rutherford

★★★ New York will be one of those cities that will always fascinate me. Which is why I picked this book up at a charity shop. However, I feel that this book would have been better as a series. That way Edward Rutherford could have concentrated more on character development as this is something I... Continue Reading →

Empress Orchid – Anchee Min

★★★★ Okay, I’ll be honest. I can completed understand why this book might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But, for me, I loved it. Chinese history has fascinated me ever since I was little. After graduating from university, I buggered off out of the UK and lived in China and worked as an English... Continue Reading →

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