Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees #BookReview

Celia Rees is familiar as an author to me from the days when I shared some of her YA books with my Year 6 book club. Books like Truth or Dare and Witch Child addressed prejudice and tragedy but also friendship and frankness so I had great expectations of this her first adult book. EnidContinue reading “Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees #BookReview”

The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease

I was thrilled to hear that one of my favourite authors has written another novel set in the East. A heart-breaking novel of love and loss set in WW2 Singapore My Review This time-slip novel, set in Singapore, moves between the experiences of Lara in 2000 and those of her Malay grandmother, Suria, during theContinue reading “The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease”

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey #BookReview

1943, in the ruins of Blitzed London…  Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski meet by chance and fall in love by accident. Theirs is a reluctant, unstoppable affair in which all the odds are stacked against them: she is newly married, and he is an American bomber pilot whose chance of survival is just one inContinue reading “Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey #BookReview”

The Tea Planter’s Club by Ann Bennett #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog

From award-winning author Ann Bennett, comes a heart-breaking story of love and loss set in World War 2 Burma. In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter’s Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of decline. She thinks back to 1942 when her sister Betty vanished having fled over the mountainsContinue reading “The Tea Planter’s Club by Ann Bennett #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog”

Somerville’s War by Andrew Duncan #RBRT #BookReview

Thrilling wartime adventure and a sensitive story of relationships The strange brigadier who hardly speaks… Leo, his feisty pilot daughter… Labrador, the vengeful Pole… Henry Dunning-Green, Leo’s boring suitor… Adrian Russell, the treacherous master spy… … All linked by SOE Somerville, the top secret Second World War finishing school for spies on England’s south coast,Continue reading “Somerville’s War by Andrew Duncan #RBRT #BookReview”

Foxden Acres (The Dudley Sisters’ Saga Book 1) by Madalyn Morgan #BookReview

It is 1939 and Bess is looking forward to completing her teacher training in London.  Then she must decide whether to look for a post in the city or return home to the countryside near Rugby.  Her happy childhood was spent playing and riding on Foxden Acres estate where her father works but her affectionContinue reading “Foxden Acres (The Dudley Sisters’ Saga Book 1) by Madalyn Morgan #BookReview”