Featherhood by Charlie Gilmour

Phew! How can I describe this book.... I feel exhausted after reading it. The cover of the book hints that it's the story of a man who rescues a magpie and then it becomes the link that leads him to understand his father better. A dual memoir, if you will. The story of two fathers …

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The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis

"A detective story with no detective" says the tagline on this book, and it's a pretty good description. Set in Edinburgh in 2011, Margaret is a middle aged woman whose life has imploded in London, so she flees to her mothers in Scotland. It's one of the coldest Winters on record, and there are a …

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The Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London by Kate Summerscale

Penned by the author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, this book is the story of another Victorian crime which was notorious in it's time, The Plaistow Tragedy of 1895. Two boys, 12 and 13 years old, told neighbors and friends that their mother had gone to Liverpool and proceeded to attend cricket …

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All The Wrong Places by Lisa Lieberman

Cara Walden is the beautiful starlet daughter of a well known Hollywood director, who flees to London with her half brother Gray when he's targeted by the Hollywood Blacklist. He's fleeing political persecution, and she's fleeing the memory of an affair that left her used and pregnant. In London, they fall in with Left Wing …

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Accessory Of The Day: Pink Cat Earrings From Nic Love

I picked these eccentric earrings up at London Fashion Week Festival last year. They're superfun baby pink acrylic, lasercut. And yes, they're cats! These are a favourite accessory from London brand From Nic Love, who create glittery, delightful jewelry and accessories that are bold and fun. Since I get a lot of compliments on these, …

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The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

London, 1883, three lives are drawn together. Thaniel, a young man who works for the Home Office as a telegraphist, an eccentric Japanese watchmaker who may have links to a bomb set my Irish revolutionaries, and Grace, a woman at Oxford who longs to be able to work on her science experiments in peace. When …

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