Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goesContinue reading “Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein”

The Facts of Life – Graham Joyce

World Fantasy Award and British Fantasy award winner for Best Novel as well as L’Grand Prix de l’ Imaginaire for Best Foreign Language Novel, The Facts Of Life is one of Graham Joyce’s most acclaimed works. Set during and just after the second world war, this is the story of the Vines, an extraordinary familyContinue reading “The Facts of Life – Graham Joyce”

The Crimson Rooms – Katharine McMahon

Set in 1924, The Crimson Rooms is very much concerned with the aftermath of the First World War, with the distinction of featuring a young female lawyer – one of the first of her kind – as its viewpoint character. Evelyn Gifford, at thirty, shares the view of many women of her generation that she is unlikelyContinue reading “The Crimson Rooms – Katharine McMahon”

Remarkable Creatures * Tracy Chevalier Book Review

Who can resist its feminine charms? Not I, ladies and gentlemen, not I. Indeed, I am going to do something highly unusual and start the bidding myself, at two guineas. For what is two guineas if I can give my wife and myself such a fine example of the beauty of nature? Will anyone depriveContinue reading “Remarkable Creatures * Tracy Chevalier Book Review”

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty Book Review

No matter how seemingly perfect a person’s life is, no one can ever tell what demons he or she is fighting within. That is the premise of this lovely book which delves into analysing the complex social dynamics that form between parents who do a school-run. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands andContinue reading “Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty Book Review”

Orson Scott Card – The Call of Earth

The Call of Earth continues the story of Nafai, his family, and the few other people selected by the Oversoul to leave the city of Basilica, and their former lives. Book 1: Memory Of Earth When the human refugees from a ruined Earth founded a colony on the planet Harmony, they determined that this worldContinue reading “Orson Scott Card – The Call of Earth”