Distant Mirror [Book Review]

Author: Barbara Tuchman | Publisher: Penguin One of the more interesting books I have read recently, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (the full name of which I will not be using again, because, no disrespect, but it is longgg) attempts to synthesise a broad range of influences (religion, death, disease, family life, war,…

#TBR

Is there anything more satisfying than an enormous, teetering #TBR pile? I’m a mood reader, so I tend to buy books, add them to my TBR, and then get around to them when I feel like it. For which reason, I don’t have a #TBR in each month list. Just one giant all-of-time To-Be-Read! Currently…

King of Ashes [Book Review]

Author: Raymond E. Feist | Publisher: Harper Voyager Garn once boasted five great kingdoms – until Ithrace was betrayed. Its royal family, the flame-haired Fairmanes, was not saved even by its affinity with fire: every one of them was executed by the King of Sandura. Now four kingdoms remain, out of balance and on the…

Dear Mrs Bird [Book Review]

Author: A J Pearce | Published by: Picador, March 2018 Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmeline dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance – but…