Audiobook Review: The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory

This is my fourth Philippa GregoryΒ historical novel about the dramatic times in the Tudor court and I have noticed a bit of pattern… I’m enjoying every subsequent book a little less than the one before. I must clarify though, if I was to rank my audiobooks, Philippa Gregory’s would all be given a high placings. […]

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My 2018 Books of the Year

I can’t believe it is already time to write my yearly wrap up!! I love looking back through all the books I’ve enjoyed this year but it IS always tricky to pick favourites. To make things a little easier I have a rated 5/5 category to handily group together the books I’ve loved (and it’s […]

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November Wrap Up / December TBR

Happy December! Yep, 2018 is nearly over, is that a good or a bad thing? Not sure! This month I’ve reviewed: The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory My Thoughts Exactly by Lily […]

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Review: The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

This is my third Philippa Gregory audiobook taking me through the turbulent Tudor times. After listening to the stories of Henry VIII wives, The Queen’s Fool moves onto the era of his children: Edward VI’s short reign, Mary’s ascension to Queen and Elizabeth waiting her turn. Once again Philippa Gregory has a rich vault to […]

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September Wrap Up / October TBR

I’ve had a bit of a reading lull over the past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed books but haven’t adored them. (Disclaimer about that sentence, the books I’ve read over the past few weeks are not necessarily the ones that I’ve posted about over the last few weeks – due to scheduling in advance and publishing […]

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Review: The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Audiobook narrated byΒ Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire and Cathleen McCarron / Running time: 17:12:04 / Published by HarperCollins August 2018. Opening sentence: “It is hot today, the wind blows over the flat fields and marshes with the stink of the plague.” I’m a recent historical fiction convert. After reading (well, listening to) and loving The Other […]

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August Wrap Up / September TBR

So, somehow it’s September?? This year is whizzing by, isn’t it? I have had a cracking string of reads through August, I’m so glad these brilliant books have found their way to me and they are quite a varied bunch: Never Greener by Ruth Jones The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap The Mystery of […]

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