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Book Review: Picasso’s Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk

Lovers of art and historical fiction, this one's for you. Blurb Picasso's Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk is set in Paris in the early 1920's. Courtier and patron of the arts, Jacques Doucet, descends into the world of anarchist art, the occult and the dark turmoil of his past - involving the death of his … Continue reading Book Review: Picasso’s Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk

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Book Review: Bridge to Eternity by Romola Farr

Haunted house? Yes please! If you feel the same then this is a book for you. Blurb Bridge to Eternity* by Romola Farr introduces us to widow Audrey, who has suddenly left her comfortable home in the south of England to move into an old school boarding house on the edge of a moor. Then there … Continue reading Book Review: Bridge to Eternity by Romola Farr

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Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

I've been waiting for this book review for such a long time. I had the pleasure a couple of years ago of attending the book launch of The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days. During that launch, Juliet Conlin mentioned her next book, which was to be set in Shanghai. I was lucky … Continue reading Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

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Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Today I have a book review (you may remember it from the cover reveal I posted last year) where half of the book is based during the end of World War II. Don't click away! I know you may have had your fill of WWII books but The Blameless Dead incorporates an interesting element of … Continue reading Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Book Review: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

One of the best things I did last year was join a book club. It is run by the Irish Embassy in Berlin and its aim is to promote contemporary Irish books also translated into German. The last book of the year was The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. After being slightly let down by the … Continue reading Book Review: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Book Review: Attend by West Camel

I may not be reading many Christmas-themed books but that doesn't mean I don't like a bit of magic this time of year. If you also want to mix intensity with a little bit of light-heartedness, I have the book for you. Attend* by West Camel is centered around three main characters: Sam, Anne and … Continue reading Book Review: Attend by West Camel

Book Review: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation by Sharon Maas

Times change, of that there is no doubt, and as they change, so do various customs, morals, etc. However, some things stay consistent. For instance, the 'coming of age' ritual we all go through. Let me introduce you to a wonderful coming of age story through the form of historical fiction. The Girl from the … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation by Sharon Maas

Book Review: My MacArthur by Cindy Fazzi

Today I'm travelling far across the world to the Philippines, and then onto the United States, for my next book review. Are you ready to join me? My MacArthur* by Cindy Fazzi is set in Manila in 1930 where Douglas MacArthur is the most powerful man in the Philippines, a United States colony. He’s fifty … Continue reading Book Review: My MacArthur by Cindy Fazzi

Book Review: Belfast Central by A.K. Amherst

Regular readers will know by now that I'm a fan of historical fiction. This time round I was lucky enough to be offered a great book set in Northern Ireland. If this is an area that interests you and you prefer your historical fiction to be more recent, read on. Belfast Central* by A.K. Amherst … Continue reading Book Review: Belfast Central by A.K. Amherst

Book Review: The Eyes That Look by Julia Grigg

I absolutely love Italy, not that I've never mentioned that in a blog post before... Today, I'm happy to go back to my favourite country to discover Venice, northern Italy and the art scene of the mid-sixteenth-century. The Eyes That Look* by Julia Grigg centres around young Francesco Bassano and his journey to find out why … Continue reading Book Review: The Eyes That Look by Julia Grigg