#AtoZChallenge Letter C

The theme of my challenge is poetry and books inspired by art and/or art inspired by literature.  is for Lewis Carroll who wrote Alice in Wonderland. He inspired Sir John Tenniel, the political cartoonist of Punch magazine to illustrate the first Alice and also Through the Looking-Glass, creating 92 images altogether.  The pictures were engravedContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter C”


Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge (Original idea from Rosie Amber at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/) To join in read the rules at the bottom. Having enjoyed The Viper and the Urchin so much, I decided to look at some more titles listed as steampunk by Amazon. At first none attracted me as they seemed to be moreContinue reading “#FridayFiveChallenge”

Monday Musing

  For me there is no contest, the answer has to be one of Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next books and you might as well begin with the first, “The Eyre Affair”.  For in this book Thursday enters into Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre.”   In an alternative 1985, the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regeneratedContinue reading “Monday Musing”

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon was born in West London in 1991. She started writing novels at the age of fifteen and studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford, specialising in Emily Dickinson and Film Studies. In 2013, she published The Bone Season, the first novel in a seven-book series of fantasy novels. I’m alwaysContinue reading “The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon”