Virgin and the Crab by Robert Parry

| October 12, 2009

Isn’t it a wonderful thing when a novel actually transports you to another place and time? Well, this historical novel does just that and is just the thing to read this autumn (fall) with a mug of hot chocolate or a nice glass of wine. “Virgin and the Crab: Sketches, Fables and Mysteries from the […]

Dissolution by C J Sansom

| July 28, 2009

A review of “Dissolution” by guest reviewer, Tim Ridgway (my husband!). It must be said that I was not really sure what to expect with this, my first Tudor-period crime thriller, but to sum up Dissolution in three words … it was gripping! Like many books, the first chapter was a little slow moving, and […]

The King’s Rose by Alisa M Libby

| July 21, 2009

We all know the story of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, who was executed for adultery after breaking the King’s heart, but have we ever considered the story from Catherine’s viewpoint and do we ever really consider who Catherine really was? Alisa Libby’s book, “The King’s Rose”, tells the story in Catherine’s own words, […]