The Queen of New Beginnings by Erica James

A voice over artist with a secret past moonlights as a cleaner to help a friend, but finds herself stuck with an irascible man who is hiding from his former life. As they slowly become friends, the two start to share their secrets, but the man is a writer, and decides to use his new…

Winnie the Bear: the Bear Behind the Books.

This is one of the stories about London that I love. Years ago, back in 1914, a young Canadian had joined the military and was on his way to join the Veterinary Corps. His name was Lt Harry Colebourn, and he is said to have been a kind hearted man. On his way through Ontario,…

The Quick by Lauren Owen

Although it’s well written, capturing the mood and language of it’s era, this book failed to really grab me. It follows the lives of a brother and sister, James and Charlotte, who have no one in the world except each other, until time and social circumstances pull them apart. But when something supernatural happens that…

Dickens by Peter Ackroyd

Ackroyd is one of those writers who is passionate and knowledgable without ever being dull. Having read his biography of London years ago, I was a fan, and after completing the last few books by Dickens last year that I hadn’t already read, I thought it was time to read a biography, and was delighted…