Beneath a Starless Sky by Tessa Harris #BookReview

Munich 1930: Smoke filled the air. Lilli Sternberg’s quickening heart sounded an alarm as she rounded the street corner. Lifting her gaze to the rooftops, a roaring blaze of thick flames engulfed the side of the building and joined the stars to fill the black sky. Her father’s shop was no more. Lilli Sternberg longsContinue reading “Beneath a Starless Sky by Tessa Harris #BookReview”

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 Sinclair Betrayal: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery by M J Lee #TuesdayBookBlog #Review

Jayne Sinclair is back and this time she’s investigating her own family history. For years, Jayne has avoided researching the past of her own family. There are just too many secrets she would prefer to stay hidden. Then she is forced to face up to the biggest secret of all; her father is still alive.Continue reading “The Sinclair Betrayal: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery by M J Lee #TuesdayBookBlog #Review”

Transcription by Kate Atkinson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

 Transcription opens in 1981 when Juliet Armstrong is involved in an accident. As she lies on the ground, injured, her mind goes back to 1940 when she started work in the offices of MI5 and then to 1950 when she was a BBC schools programmes producer. A witty but unemotional protagonist she seems to be recountingContinue reading “Transcription by Kate Atkinson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

British Bulldog: A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery by Sara Sheridan #BookReview

  1954, Brighton, London and Paris When Mirabelle receives a bequest from a lately deceased wartime acquaintance she is mystified – she hardly knew the man but it is not long before she realises that he certainly knew her. She is drawn back to re-examine her memories of WWII and is shocked to find thatContinue reading “British Bulldog: A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery by Sara Sheridan #BookReview”