A surprisingly good novel in verse about the life of a portrait painter, brimming with sensuality & its evocation of attitudes of the time
William Boyd excels again with the story of Brodie Moncur and his love for Lika -powerful, all-consuming, uplifting and destructive
A lovely book about kind people being nice to each other with a touch of the other worldly and gentle humour
A masterful mystery, unique and incredibly well-written – you must read it for yourself to be baffled and wowed.
This is a book about animals, sort of but more than that, it is a suspenseful tense book of secrets and spookiness with a gothic bent
A turgid read for a Jane Austen lover that had to ultimately be abandoned.
Continuing where The Island finished, One August Night takes us back to Crete and the families of Plaka and their subsequent dramas
A story of colonialism, tradition and families, told from the perspective of a British woman heading to India as it establishes independence
To read or not to read? A touching tale of loss, marriage, and the price of ambition, crafted within an imagined Shakespeare’s world
Humankind by Michael Whitehead – The inadvertent uncovering of a dark past linked with slavery influences the present in this easy read