Alonement: How to be alone and absolutely own it by Francesca Specter

Genre: Self-help Originally Published: 2021 No. of Pages: 320 Spending time alone is something which comes easy for some, but which others may dread and go to drastic lengths to avoid at all costs. The latter was very much how Francesca Specter felt, before she discovered the benefits, joy, and peace that evolved from sittingContinue reading “Alonement: How to be alone and absolutely own it by Francesca Specter”

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Genre: Romance, literary realism Originally Published: 1878 No. of Pages: 848 A couple of weeks ago I finally finished Anna Karenina! Wow, what a journey… After some thinking, I believe I cannot confine my thoughts into a book review for such a dense, intricate and multifaceted work of literature. I also do not feel thatContinue reading “Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy”

The Silkworm Keeper by Deborah Swift

Genre: Historical fiction Published: 2021 No. of Pages: 414 The Italian proverb ‘Old sins have long shadows’ is tactfully used at the beginning of Deborah Swift’s sequel The Silkworm Keeper. Where Swift’s first book in the series, The Poison Keeper, exhibits the nefarious activities of poisoner Giuila Tofana, the sequel sees Giuila wholly transformed as a nun, atoning forContinue reading “The Silkworm Keeper by Deborah Swift”

The Poison Keeper by Deborah Swift

Genre: Historical fiction Published: 2021 No. of Pages: 410 Throughout history, many lives have been taken by the invisible hands of lethal poison. While many may think poisonous administration was performed at random, Deborah Swift exhibits that it was indeed a career – a clandestine and dangerous one too. In her latest novel The Poison Keeper,Continue reading “The Poison Keeper by Deborah Swift”

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Genre: Modern poetry Originally Published: 2016 No. of Pages: 272 Courtney Peppernell’s Pillow Thoughts is an ideal comfort read. It is a lengthy collection of poetry and prose served to not only guide you through some of life’s most intense emotions, but to empathise with you and be an understanding friend. Pillow Thoughts is divided into several sections, coveringContinue reading “Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell”

The Queen’s Gold by Steven Veerapen

Genre: Historical fiction Published: 2021 No. of Pages: 307 Continuing his passion for sixteenth century history, Steven Veerapen takes the reader on a thrilling adventure with his latest spy novel The Queen’s Gold. Based on historical figures and events, accompanied with a fast pace and unexpected turns, Veerapen has created a gripping piece of historical fiction. Continue reading “The Queen’s Gold by Steven Veerapen”