The Bridge of Dead Things by Michael Gallagher #FridayReads #BookReview

This Young Adult book is the first story about 13 year-old Lizzie Blaylock, the involuntary Medium. Set in late Victorian London, Lizzie has been fortunate in receiving an education despite the poverty of her family. But this ceases, when a strange fit in the classroom causes teacher, Miss Smutts to expel her. Miss Smutts’ motivesContinue reading “The Bridge of Dead Things by Michael Gallagher #FridayReads #BookReview”

The Last Days of Leda Grey by Essie Fox #FridayReads #BookReview

Here is a story of obsession and passion, set in the hot summer of 1976 but harking back to 1913 when a bright young starlet moved from on stage magic and photographic model to the exciting world of silent movies.  Brother and sister, Theo and Leda are struggling to run their father’s photographic studio afterContinue reading “The Last Days of Leda Grey by Essie Fox #FridayReads #BookReview”

The Pierced Heart by Lynn Shepherd #BookReview

The Pierced Heart continues the story of Lynn Shepherd’s flawed detective Charlie Maddox. Regretting his behaviour towards servant girl, Molly, he is haunted by her in his dreams which are not abated by a mission to Austria, where he finds himself in a strange castle deep in the Austrian countryside. As the plot progresses theContinue reading “The Pierced Heart by Lynn Shepherd #BookReview”

#AtoZChallenge Letter E

  is for Ekphrasis Ekphrasis is the theme of my A to Z Challenge.  It means responding to, or interpreting one form of Art in another form.  So a poem may describe a painting or express the poet’s emotional response to it or a poem may inspire an artist to paint a picture.  This isContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter E”