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The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious… Continue reading The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

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Caravan by Adam De Collibus

Caravan Adam De Collibus has a real skill, often absent in today's historical fiction books*, for crafting detail-oriented scenes without overwhelming a reader. The two dimensional easily becomes three - character's actions are easy to depict in your imagination - and all flows well without feeling inexperienced or forced. Perhaps this is due to De… Continue reading Caravan by Adam De Collibus

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Is Book Blogging really that Hard? (The Big Q! #2)

Is Book Blogging really that Hard? Earlier this year, Vulture declared that indie book blogging was a thing of the past. Dead. Buried. Six-feet under. You see, at the time of writing, The Millions (a site that retained "indie credibility" in spite of its success) has been acquired by Publishers Weekly. The article itself brought… Continue reading Is Book Blogging really that Hard? (The Big Q! #2)

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The Other Life of Charlotte Evans by Louisa George

Would you sacrifice your future to understand your past? Life is rosy for dance studio owner Charlotte Evans, who is about to marry beloved fiancé, Ben. But when Ben finds a lump in Charlotte’s breast, it sends her on a journey of self-discovery which she knows she must do alone. Charlotte is adopted, and she… Continue reading The Other Life of Charlotte Evans by Louisa George

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Why is Harry Potter so Successful? (The Big Q! #1)

Harry Potter: a series that shook children's literature, forever. Tomorrow marks the 22nd anniversary of JK Rowling’s iconic Harry Potter series, and yet, for many readers, it seems as if it were only yesterday that they were introduced to the wizarding world. Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the late… Continue reading Why is Harry Potter so Successful? (The Big Q! #1)