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Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Book release date: 1867 (Audible exclusive audiobook version 4 November 2021) Book blurb: At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon’s army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories ofContinue reading “Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy”

Review: Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth

Book release date: 28 April 2022 Book blurb: Behind the spectacle there are always secrets. Unruly crowds descend on Crillick’s Variety Theatre. A black, British actress, Zillah, is headlining tonight. An orphan from the slums of St Giles, her rise to stardom is her ticket out – to be gawped and gazed at is aContinue reading “Review: Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth”

Review: The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown

Book release date: 13 January 2022 Book blurb: I still dream, every night, of Polneath on fire. Smoke unravelling from an upper window, and the terrace bathed in a hectic orange light . . . Now I see that the decision I made at Polneath was the only decision of my life. Everything marred inContinue reading “Review: The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown”

Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

Book release date: 20 January 2022 Book blurb: In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Only I know the truth of her disappearance. I’m no Hercule Poirot. I’m her husband’s mistress. Agatha Christie’s world is one of glamorous society parties, country house weekends, and growing literary fame. Nan O’Dea’s world is something very different.Continue reading “Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont”

Review: Hyde by Craig Russell

Book release date: 29 April 2021 Book blurb: Edward Hyde has a strange gift – or a curse – he keeps secret from all but his physician. He experiences two realities, one real, the other a dreamworld state brought on by a neurological condition. When murders in Victorian Edinburgh echo the ancient Celtic threefold deathContinue reading “Review: Hyde by Craig Russell”

Review: Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

Publication date: 2 February 2021 Book blurb: November 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant. November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on – to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century. Because maybeContinue reading “Review: Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford”