Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

A TALE OF GLAMOUR, INTRIGUE AND DESIRE ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN’S ASTONISHING JOURNEY TO A NEW LIFE IN AUSTRALIA AT THE BRINK OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR England, September 1939 Lily Shepherd boards a cruise liner for a new life in Australia and is plunged into a world of cocktails, jazz and glamorous friends. ButContinue reading “Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

Books set in Malaysia: my personal list #SundayBlogShare

With the help of Jill from jillsbookcafe.blog I have collected together some of my favourite books about Malaysia.  Having spent several holidays in the Malay Peninsular while I was living in Singapore I have always felt drawn to books set in this lovely country. First books by local authors: The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash AwContinue reading “Books set in Malaysia: my personal list #SundayBlogShare”

Erebus: The Story of A Ship by Michael Palin #BookReview #Antarctic #SeaAdventure

HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story. This is a book of heroes, the daring, handsome James Clark Ross, who mapped much of theContinue reading “Erebus: The Story of A Ship by Michael Palin #BookReview #Antarctic #SeaAdventure”

The Likeness by Bill Kirton #RBRT #BookReview #TuesdayBookBlog

In this sequel to Bill Kirton’s “The Figurehead,” we meet wood carver, John Grant, once again, showing his strength and resolute character as he heads out of Aberdeen harbour with his fellow oarsmen in the Lifeboat.  Meanwhile, Helen Anderson, frequently in John’s thoughts, is trying to persuade her father to allow her active participation inContinue reading “The Likeness by Bill Kirton #RBRT #BookReview #TuesdayBookBlog”