100 Great Black Britons by Patrick Vernon & Angelina Osborne

Genre: Biographies Published: 2020 No. of Pages: 464 In 2003, Patrick Vernon, frustrated with the lack of attention and education regarding Black historical figures who are an intrinsic part of British history, launched a campaign inviting the public to vote for a Black Briton whom they most admired. The campaign was hugely successful and leadContinue reading “100 Great Black Britons by Patrick Vernon & Angelina Osborne”

The Foundling by Stacey Halls

Genre: Historical fiction Published: 2020 No. of Pages: 270 After achieving success with The Familiars, the bestselling debut hardback novel of 2019, Stacey Halls returns and graces the historical fiction scene with her second novel, The Foundling. Halls reaches new heights, and this is not one to miss. Set in vibrant Georgian London with an explosive opening, HallsContinue reading “The Foundling by Stacey Halls”

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Genre: Domestic fiction Originally Published: 2019 No. of Pages: 240 Avni Doshi immediately found acclaim for her debut novel Burnt Sugar as it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. First published in India under the title Girl in White Cotton, I was certainly excited to read it when I received it as a Christmas gift.  Burnt Sugar centresContinue reading “Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi”

Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Genre: Romance, parody Originally Published: 1920 No. of Pages: 304 In thirst of a good classic, I decided to read Edith Wharton for the first time. I chose one of her more acclaimed books The Age of Innocence and was ready to plunge myself into the opulent world of 1870s New York high society.   Through an omniscientContinue reading “Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton”

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Genre: Romance, contemporary Published: 2020 No. of Pages: 352 After her bestselling memoir Everything I Know About Love, which quickly became a favourite of mine, Dolly Alderton made her literary fiction debut with Ghosts. And of course, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  Ghosts tells the story of thirty-something Nina Dean who is a successful foodContinue reading “Ghosts by Dolly Alderton”

The Lifeline by Deborah Swift

Genre: Historical fiction Published: 2021 No. of Pages: 324 Following her two previous wartime saga’s, Past Encounters and The Occupation, historical novelist Deborah Swift has created another striking and impressive World War II account in her latest novel The Lifeline. Swift navigates a story of threatened romance, political upheaval, and the tyranny of war. Told from an intriguing, andContinue reading “The Lifeline by Deborah Swift”