Book Reviews: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

Book Reviews: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (London: Fourth Estate, 2015). I missed the Wolf Hall phenomenon—the book, the Booker Prizes, the play, even the television series although I’ve bought it now and mean to watch it soon. Wolf Hall is book one of a series, published in 2009...
Book Review: Talking to the Dead

Book Review: Talking to the Dead

Review of crime thriller, Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham. The novel introduces Fiona Griffiths, a young detective with a history of severe mental illness and a criminal father as she is recruited into the South Wales Major Crimes unit.

Book Review: Love in Small Letters

Book Review: Love in Small Letters

Love in small letters by Francesc Miralles (Love in Small Letters is translated from Spanish by Julie Wark, Richmond, Surrey: Alma Books, 2014) Penguin published this novel about a lonely, linguistics lecturer called Samuel, as Love in Lower Case. With either title,...
Book Review: The Locksmith’s Daughter

Book Review: The Locksmith’s Daughter

The Locksmith’s Daughter, by Karen Brooks. Sydney: Harlequin Mira, 2016. This is the second of Karen Brooks’ mega-sized historical romances but her tenth published work of fiction. As with The Brewer’s Tale, research is her forte. Brooks is a writer who brings...
Book Review: Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

Book Review: Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

Undersized, snowy-haired German orphan Werner, is a genius with radios. He and his feisty little sister Jutta are wards in Frau Elena’s children’s home. At night they listen to a radio receiver that Werner found and restored and, sometimes, the enchanting feathery...
Book Review: Wild Light by Robyn Mundy

Book Review: Wild Light by Robyn Mundy

Robyn Mundy’s seamless prose doesn’t hit a single discordant note throughout this story of coming of age and regret. When teenage Stephanie West is pulled into her mother’s dream of returning to her childhood home on Maatsuyker Island, it’s a wrench from Steph’s life...

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