Blog Tour : Blood on the Stone

Blood on the Stone by Jake Lynch (Unbound) It is March 1681 and Oxford is hosting the English Parliament under the ‘merry monarch’, King Charles II. As politicians and their hangers-on converge on the divided city, an MP is found murdered, triggering tensions that threaten mayhem on the streets.  Luke Sandys, Chief Officer of the Oxford Bailiffs, must… Continue reading Blog Tour : Blood on the Stone

Review: The Story Keeper

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola (Tinder Press) Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect folk tales from the island community - a community which has for the most part been devastated by emigration and the Highland Clearances. It is no wonder the crofters are suspicious of an outsider - even one… Continue reading Review: The Story Keeper

Review: Barkskins

Barkskins by Annie Proulx (4th Estate) One of my favourite books of all time is The Shipping News, I have read this over and over, it never fails to pop something new out at me. So I tend to leap on an Annie Proulx when I see one, though I admit the sheer physical size… Continue reading Review: Barkskins

My Year Of Reading 2017 – Part 2 (April – June)

Part 2 and I seem to have found yet another historical detective to start with... April Hue and Cry Shirley McKay Huw Cullen hangs out in late Medieval St Andrews and solves crimes. I found this book (and the rest of the series, oh what joy, I love a series!) in the AROS centre near… Continue reading My Year Of Reading 2017 – Part 2 (April – June)

Nose in a Book – Poldark

I am of an age where the current TV adaptation of Poldark is my second. I saw the first curled up on the scratchy old wing back green sofa next to my Mum, who was usually knitting something with squeaky acrylic 'wool', I can remember the click of the needles and the occasional bump of… Continue reading Nose in a Book – Poldark