Kitty Talbot is young, pretty, penniless, and determined to do all she can to snag herself a rich husband in the bright lights of Regency London. With a determination and iron will that can rival Becky Sharp, can anyone, male or female, rich or poor, stand in her way? Is Kitty merely a fortune-hunter, or… Continue reading A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin
A Catalogue of Catastrophe is the latest offering from the wonderful Jodi Taylor. The 13th novel in the St. Mary's series has finally arrived and once again features the Disaster Magnets and the irrepressible Dr "Max" Maxwell. A Catalogue of Catastrophe sees Max and the equally irrepressible Markham in their new roles away from St. Mary's. Despite… Continue reading A Catalogue of Catastrophe (St. Mary’s #13)
Thirteen year old Leon has been kicked out from six different schools due to what most people see as his attitude problem. When his long-suffering mother takes him to a specialist doctor, Dr Snot, Leon is informed that his brain works differently to most other people and that he is in fact autistic. Not caring… Continue reading The Asparagus Bunch by Jessica Scott-Whyte
The Sky Over Rebecca is the debut novel by Matthew Fox. A children's novel, it's part fantasy, part grim reality, and completely relevant. The novel is set in Stockholm and follows lonely ten year old Kara's quest to discover the truth behind a mysterious set of footprints in the snow. Below is my spoiler free review… Continue reading The Sky Over Rebecca by Matthew Fox
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor is the first book set at St Mary's Institute of Historical Research. The book introduces us to protagonist and historian, Dr Madeleine "Max" Maxwell as she is recruited to St. Mary's and discovers that she won't just be studying history from now on, but will also… Continue reading Just One Damned Thing After Another (St. Mary’s #1)
Reader, I fire-trucking love Charlotte Brontë. There’s a sentence I never thought I would write. An author famous for her strong heroines, misfits and outcasts trying to find a place in the world, and toying with her reader’s emotions like a cat with a mouse (I’m sorry, who is that in the attic?! You can’t end Villette like that!).… Continue reading Jodi Taylor’s The Nothing Girl: A Jane Eyre Inspired Fairy Tale for Adults?