What a hoot! Outlawed by Anna North was the perfect summer holiday book. Light and easy to read, with an interesting premise and an uncomplicated storyline. And a great cover! The story opens in late 19th-century America, though not quite the Old West we know. In this version of our past, the Great Flu of … Continue reading Outlawed | Anna North #USAfiction
Tag: Alternate History
Rodham: A Novel | Curtis Sittenfeld
What a fascinating premise!What a fascinating story!What an amazing story teller!Rodham: A Novel is hard to define, and even harder to classify or deconstruct. What is real and what is fiction is the thing that haunts you the whole time you're reading this story. At least it did for me.The idea of sliding doors, alternate … Continue reading Rodham: A Novel | Curtis Sittenfeld
Fictionalised Biography or Biographical Fiction?
As most of you know by now, I love and adore historical fiction. It's my preferred genre, although I will have a go at most things if it's well-written, has an interesting premise or I'm in the mood. However my go-to, when I need a guaranteed read, a read I can simply fall into with … Continue reading Fictionalised Biography or Biographical Fiction?
FranKissStein | Jeanette Winterson
I have spent a ridiculous amount of time wondering how best to write the title of this book - FRAN KISS STEIN like the cover, FRANKISSSTEIN like the title page of the book or Frankissstein like Goodreads. FranKissStein appealed to me, but it's not a version I've spotted anywhere else. Whatever you call it, though, Frankissstein: … Continue reading FranKissStein | Jeanette Winterson
Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
Ahhh Ian McEwan!My love affair with McEwan and his books is such a seesaw of anticipation, hope, expectation and oh so often disappointment. Atonement is the only book that has lasted the distance for me, although I'm willing to give Chesil Beach another shot, as in hindsight, I read it for the first time at … Continue reading Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan