Donkey Boy and other stories by Mary Smith #amreading

Donkey Boy and other stories is a pot-pourri of tales that could accompany you on a journey to pick up and read in instalments, or you might find, like me, that you end up reading one story after another, late into the night.   Each tale introduces a character, either from home or abroad, withContinue reading “Donkey Boy and other stories by Mary Smith #amreading”

Parallel Lies by Georgia Rose #BookLaunch #TuesdayBookBlog

After reading The Grayson Trilogy by Georgia Rose I was  delighted to be sent an ARC copy  of  her new book Parallel Lies The Blurb: ‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’ Madeleine Ross has life exactlyContinue reading “Parallel Lies by Georgia Rose #BookLaunch #TuesdayBookBlog”

Everybody’s Somebody by Beryl Kingston #FridayReads #RBRT

In Beryl Kingston’s latest novel, we follow the life of Rosie Goodison, from the day she sets out to become a nursemaid at Arundel Castle, at the age of 12.  She is told that she is, “nobody of consequence,” but she is a strong independent girl of the early 20th century and she is determinedContinue reading “Everybody’s Somebody by Beryl Kingston #FridayReads #RBRT”

Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett #BookReview

Bamboo Heart has been waiting on my Kindle for a little while. I loved Bamboo Island and I found Bamboo Road really moving but I was worried that this, the first book of the Bamboo Trilogy might be very upsetting. Indeed, the Prologue takes us straight to a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp in 1943,Continue reading “Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett #BookReview”