Review: “Les Parisiennes”by Anne Sebba

Something a little bit different this week – I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, and when I do it tends to be goal-focused, helping towards goals or experiences I’ve had. But I’ve always had a fascination with the second world war, and coupled with my Francophile tendencies this seemed like a perfect fit. Les … Continue reading

Review: “Monsoon Summer” by Julia Gregson

A story that starts with an exhausted protagonist isn’t your typical opening, but the beginning of Monsoon Summer sees Kit taking time out from her midwifery training, ostensibly worn out from nursing through WWII. Wickham Hall provides the safe haven that she craves; she and her mother soon find their place amongst a diverse host of housemates. … Continue reading

Review: “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren

I’ve been sitting on this one for a little while – it took me a while to get my head around the content because, to be honest, it was like nothing that I’ve really read before. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, I’d say that it was like “Eat, Pray, Love” … Continue reading

Review: “The War Bride” by Pamela Hart

Sometimes it is the most unexpected occurrences in life that lead to outcomes you could never have imagined. This is definitely the case for the heroine of “The War Bride” Margaret, who sails out from England to find the man she married in wartime already married. With nothing to call her home, she decides to … Continue reading