Christmas at High Rising | Angela Thirkell #ALiteraryChristmas

Back in March, when Covid news was dominating every airway and program, I turned to Angela Thirkell's High Rising for some light relief and old-fashioned comfort. So when I spotted A Literary Christmas over at In the Bookcase, I knew that another trip to High Rising was imminent. Christmas at High Rising is a collection … Continue reading Christmas at High Rising | Angela Thirkell #ALiteraryChristmas

The Dictionary of Lost Words | Pip Williams #AUSfiction

 Many years ago, the year 2000 to be precise [I know this because], I read and loved Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words. Curiously and more sensationally, it was retitled The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English … Continue reading The Dictionary of Lost Words | Pip Williams #AUSfiction

In Love With George Eliot | Kathy O’Shaughnessy #UKfiction

Kathy O'Shaughnessy has written an utterly delightful and immersive story about the extraordinary Marian Lewes, otherwise known as George Eliot. The book follows Marian from the early days of her unconventional 'marriage' to George Lewes through to her writing days, fame, second marriage and eventual death.In Love With George Eliot not only refers to the … Continue reading In Love With George Eliot | Kathy O’Shaughnessy #UKfiction