Category Archives: Book Reviews

Books both recent and not that I eventually I mean to review. I take requests (for what I’ve already read…

The Lonely Life: by Bette Davis

If Bette Davis had been a ship, she’d have be a polar icebreaker. If Bette Davis had been a dog…

Six Four: by Hideo Yokoyama
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I haven’t written a post in what feels like forever so forgive me if this is rusty. I’ve had a…

The Light Between Oceans: by M.L. Stedman

After WWI a lightkeeper named Tom falls for and marries a lovely full-of-life young woman named Isabel. Together they set…

The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hopkins

First, what is this new trend with sticking ‘A Novel’ on the cover, I mean, is that really necessary? I…

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: by David Mitchell

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a curious book set at the end of the 18th century in…

The Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson: by Rebecca Dean

At the beginning of the 20th century Wallis Simpson was just an ordinary girl from an affluent family in Baltimore….

Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter; A Biography of Princess Louise: by Lucinda Hawksley
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Queen Victoria: the maternal dragon who gave name to the Victorian era had eight children and was none too fond…

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