The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd

The Poisoned Island is Otaheite, or Tahiti as we know it better, in the year 1769, but the story moves quickly on to the River Thames in 1812 where the ship “Solander” returns from the paradise of Otaheite, with hundreds of plants carefully preserved  by Captain Hopkins for delivery to Sir Joseph Banks, the famousContinue reading “The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd”

“Fraud” by Peter Davey

“Fraud” is a complex story in which all the main characters practise deceit.  And yet from the beginning the reader is charmed by the protagonists and intrigued by their motivation. The story is centred on Nicola Carson, a stunning actress and celebrity who has been admitted into a psychiatric rehabilitation clinic because she is bipolarContinue reading ““Fraud” by Peter Davey”