Tag Archive: historical

Review: The House at Riverton- Kate Morton

”It was 1924 and I was at Riverton again. All the doors hung wide open, silk billowing in the summer breeze. An orchestra perched high in the hill beneath the ancient maple, violins… Continue reading

Went out for an outfit. Came back with this..

I mean finally. Been searching for ages for a small typewriter I can have in my flat but they’ve either been too expensive or non-existent in all the charity shops. But I actually… Continue reading

23 years old and only just read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  Now that’s pretty shameful, considering I graduated with a degree in English Literature and have been a voracious reader since the moment I could pick up a book. But it was Maya… Continue reading

Review: Snow Hill- Mark Sanderson

  After seeing one star ratings and  a few scathing comments on Goodreads, I was not expecting much from this book. But I bought it anyway, because I was drawn to the fact that its protagonist… Continue reading

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

What an absolute gem of a book. I didn’t think it was my sort of thing after looking at the cover (yes yes I’m a book lover and you shouldn’t judge a book by… Continue reading

Review: Tigers in Red Weather- Liza Klaussmann

Well it’s been a while since I last wrote a post, I’ve been so unbelievably busy that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write. It’s been a hectic few weeks- especially… Continue reading

Review: Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen

I read this book because as a general rule, I like to read a book before seeing the film. What I found was a pacy read exploding with fun and drama and overall,… Continue reading

Review: Girl Reading- Katie Ward

Girl Reading by Katie Ward is one of those novels that you either like or you don’t. After reading a lot of mixed reviews I was intrigued and bought it immediately, and while… Continue reading

Review: The Kitchen God’s Wife- Amy Tan

The Kitchen God’s Wife is a beautiful tale of hope, tragedy and despair, set against the turbulent backdrop of Shanghai in the 1920s. A plot that is woven with secrets from beginning to… Continue reading