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”

Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem (Lost and Found on the River Thames) #BookReview

Mudlark:- noun.  A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys.Continue reading “Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem (Lost and Found on the River Thames) #BookReview”

Out of the London Mist by Lyssa Medana #RBRT #BookReview

When news of his brother’s murder reached him, aether pilot John Farnley raced back to his old family home.While he comforts his bereaved sister-in-law, and tries to sort the family business and holdings, he also wonders why his brother, Lord Nicholas Farnley, had ventured into the cramped streets of the East End of London whereContinue reading “Out of the London Mist by Lyssa Medana #RBRT #BookReview”

Rags of Time by Michael Ward #BookReview #HistFic

London  1639. Thomas Tallant, a young and ambitious Spice Merchant, returns from India to find his city in turmoil.  A bitter struggle is brewing between King Charles I and Parliament, as England slides into civil war. The capital is simmering with dissent. The conflict is ready to boil over. But Thomas soon has other troublesContinue reading “Rags of Time by Michael Ward #BookReview #HistFic”

The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview

A CITY IN FLAMES London, 1666. As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back. A WOMAN ON THE RUN The son of a traitor, James Marwood is forced to huntContinue reading “The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview”

The London Property Boy by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview

 Michael Mostyne, a thirty-something developer and property dealer, has fallen foul of Great Britains 1970s economic recession. A property crash like no other, it foreshadows the end of a promising career, but it is also the end of his unhappy marriage to Lavender. The tale of his painful struggle to get back on his feet,Continue reading “The London Property Boy by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview”