The Sapphire Child By Janet MacLeod Trotter #BookReview #FridayReads

In the dying days of the Raj, can paths divided by time and circumstance ever find each other again? In 1930s Northern India, childhood friends Stella and Andrew have grown up together in the orbit of the majestic Raj Hotel. Spirited Stella has always had a soft spot for boisterous Andrew, though she dreams ofContinue reading “The Sapphire Child By Janet MacLeod Trotter #BookReview #FridayReads”

The Midnight Hour (The Brighton Mysteries #6) by Ellie Griffiths #BookReview

My Review In this sixth Brighton mystery by Elly Griffiths, the plot centres on the role of women. Bert Billington, the murder victim, had shown little respect for the women in his life so there are several possible female suspects. Having little faith in the police force, his flamboyant wife, Verity Malone, decides to employContinue reading “The Midnight Hour (The Brighton Mysteries #6) by Ellie Griffiths #BookReview”

Will She Do? : Act One of a Life on Stage #autobiography by Eileen Atkins

Will She Do? is the story of a girl from a council estate in Tottenham, born in 1934 to an electric-meter reader and a seamstress, who was determined to be an actress. Candid and witty, this memoir takes her from her awkward performances in working-men’s clubs at six years of age as dancing ‘Baby Eileen’,Continue reading “Will She Do? : Act One of a Life on Stage #autobiography by Eileen Atkins”

Thin Air (Shetland Book 6) by Ann Cleeves #BookReview

A killer who leaves no trace . . . A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a local. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears – apparently into thinContinue reading “Thin Air (Shetland Book 6) by Ann Cleeves #BookReview”