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”

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”