An Interview with Miriam from “No More Mulberries” by Mary Smith

Set in rural Afghanistan during the 1990s, we quickly realise that Scottish-born midwife, Miriam loves her work at a health clinic and the warmth and humour of her women friends in the village, but she has personal problems which she can no longer ignore.  I am grateful that she has agreed to share some ofContinue reading “An Interview with Miriam from “No More Mulberries” by Mary Smith”

Woman at the Front: Memoirs of an ATS Girl by Sylvia Wild #TuesdayBookBlog

  I chose this autobiography because Sylvia’s experiences during the second world war mirrored those of my mother, but the story of those years in France, Belgium and Germany is fascinating for anyone interested in 20th century history.   Sylvia joined the ATS, as the women’s section of the British Army was called, in 1943.Continue reading “Woman at the Front: Memoirs of an ATS Girl by Sylvia Wild #TuesdayBookBlog”

Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett #BookReview

Bamboo Heart has been waiting on my Kindle for a little while. I loved Bamboo Island and I found Bamboo Road really moving but I was worried that this, the first book of the Bamboo Trilogy might be very upsetting. Indeed, the Prologue takes us straight to a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp in 1943,Continue reading “Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett #BookReview”

The Lover’s Portrait by Jennifer S. Alderson #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog

American Art History student Zelda Richardson loves her life in Amsterdam, but entrance into the Master’s course in Museum Studies depends on her performance as an intern at the Amsterdam Historical Museum. She is asked to work on an online project to restore 1500 paintings stolen by the Nazis during World War Two to theirContinue reading “The Lover’s Portrait by Jennifer S. Alderson #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog”