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She Reads Novels · 14h ago

Gerald Durrell: Three Singles to Adventure; Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons

The British naturalist Gerald Durrell is probably best known for his trilogy about his childhood in Corfu (which begins with My Family and Other Animals), but he also wrote a large number of...
She Reads Novels · 2d ago

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In 1922, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is brought before a Bolshevik tribunal and found guilty of the crime of being an ‘unrepentant aristocrat’.  Once a recipient of the Order of Saint Andr...
She Reads Novels · 4d ago

The Walter Scott Prize longlist 2017

I’ve mentioned before that I am attempting to read all of the books shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction since the prize began in 2010. I am always looking for quali...
She Reads Novels · 6d ago

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca has been one of my favourite books since I first read it as a teenager, but it’s only relatively recently that I started to explore the rest of her work. Since 20...
She Reads Novels · 1W ago

Jane Shore: The Merry Mistress

Elizabeth Shore, known as Jane, was a mistress of King Edward IV of England and said to be “merry in company, ready and quick of answer”. She often appears in fiction set during the Wars of ...
She Reads Novels · 1W ago

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

It’s Christmas 1836 and Hannah Brown is looking forward to her wedding to James Greenacre. However, the marriage will never take place; instead, Hannah is brutally murdered and in the weeks ...
She Reads Novels · 1W ago

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

You would think that by now I would be a good judge of which books I would be likely to enjoy or not enjoy, wouldn’t you? Well, apparently not. East of Eden has been on my Classics Club list...
She Reads Novels · 2W ago

Historical Musings #23: Time Travel

I have always loved the idea of being able to travel through time so with my interest in history it’s not surprising that I enjoy reading fiction with an element of time travel. My recent re...
She Reads Novels · 2W ago

The Echo of Twilight by Judith Kinghorn

It’s 1914 and Pearl Gibson, a young woman in her twenties, is about to take up a new position as lady’s maid. Her new employer, Ottoline Campbell, has estates in Northumberland and Scotland,...
She Reads Novels · 2W ago

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

I’m very happy with the way my reading is going so far this year. I’ve read some great books already and this is another one. Published in 1933, Lost Horizon is the novel which introduced in...