There has always been a darkness to Ilmar, but never more so than now. The city chafes under the heavy hand of the Palleseen occupation, the choke-hold of its criminal underworld, the boot of its factory owners, the weight of its wretched poor and the burden of its ancient curse.
What will be the spark that lights the conflagration? Continue reading Spotlight: City of Last Chances
He wrote one of the most quintessentially English books, yet Kenneth Grahame was a Scot. Continue reading Book Review: The Real Kenneth Grahame
Synopsis What if King George VI and his Queen consort had a third child, a son later on in life? This son would become heir apparent instead of Princess Elizabeth at their father’s death in 1952. This novel reimagines their life through the decades. Review Whether you’re for or against the monarchy, the current Queen Elizabeth II is a truly marvellous woman. Now 95 she’s … Continue reading Book Review: James the Third
A nightmare jolts Debs awake. There’s a man in her kitchen, holding a knife. But it’s not an intruder. Continue reading Book Review: Nasty Little Cuts
Author Scott Ryan speaks to many of the people involved with the production of Moonlighting. Continue reading Book Review: Moonlighting: An Oral History
An artist vows to do whatever it takes to help the underground movement mobilise against Hitler’s forces. Continue reading Book Review: The Last Sketch
Consuela Flores is damaged.
Though her wounds are well hidden, they sometimes emerge to drag her to a place she never wants to visit again… Continue reading Book Extract: A Candle for Consuela
t is 1997. Benjamin Carter feels like a thing drifted out of its orbit. With news that Great Aunt Pearl is dead, his summer looks like yet another non-starter. Continue reading Book Review: Life on Other Planets
To help her daughter, Holly must first confront her fears. But with a whole life built on lies, the secrets threaten everything she thought she knew. Continue reading Book Review: The Secret-Keeper’s Daughter
When Lottie is booted out of her uptight book club, she starts her own club where conversation, gin and cake take precedent over the book! Continue reading Book Review: Beach Reads Book Club