Review: Bone China by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “Love is fragile, my mother once said.” Since I discovered Laura Purcell’s books earlier this year, I have become quite the fan. She has her signature tone and style locked down and if you too adore Gothic novels that are written in an engaging, clever, sophisticated way, then you’d better pick up a […]

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Review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “The new doctor took her by surprise.” When a book comes with a quote on the cover from the legendary Susan Hill (‘Terrific. The perfect setting, great build-up, chilling. What more could you want?’), you know you’re in for a great read. The Silent Companions was Laura Purcell’s debut novel and is a […]

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Monthly Review: February 2019

February may not be the longest month, but I still managed to get six reviews up, which I’m very pleased about! They were: / A Version of the Truth by BP Walter / The Corset by Laura Purcell / The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson / The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory / Cards on […]

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WWW Wednesday: 13th February 2019

It’s WWW Wednesday time! This weekly meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words – if you’d like to join in too, all you have to do is answer the three questions below, pop your blog link on Sam’s weekly post in the comments and have a little look at what everyone […]

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Review: The Corset by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “My sainted mother taught me the seven acts of corporeal mercy: to feed the hungry; refresh the thirsty; clothe the naked; shelter the traveller; comfort the sick; visit those imprisoned; and bury the dead.” I am not being hyperbolic when I say that I adored every single page of this book. The Corset […]

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WWW Wednesday: 16th January 2019

Welcome to my January WWW Wednesday: This is a weekly meme but I’m doing it monthly, so whatever works best for you! If you’d like to join in, it’s hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words and all you have to do is answer the three questions below, then pop your blog link […]

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