Category: Historical Fiction

Review: My Real Name Is Hanna

Review: My Real Name Is Hanna

  A Wee Summary Hanna is a teenage girl living in Kwasova, Ukraine when Hitler’s army invades the country. She and her family are Jewish. They are part of the Jewish community in Kwasova, a town made up of Galician people who were originally Russian, Polish and Ukrainian. With the Red Army fighting Germany, the […]

Posted September 15, 2018


Review: A Treachery of Spies

Review: A Treachery of Spies

When 92-year-old Sophie Destivelle is found murdered in an Orleans car park, it soon becomes apparent that this is no random killing. Her manner of death echoes that of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. This is Captain Picaut’s first case since returning from injury. It’s a case that will uncover secrets of […]

Posted August 2, 2018


Blog Tour: The Goose Road Review & Giveaway

Blog Tour: The Goose Road Review & Giveaway

I’m delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for The Goose Road. The book is out today, so you can now get your hands on a copy! Or, be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post. The Goose Road is the debut novel by Rowena House and is […]

Posted April 5, 2018


Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the result of years of interviews between the author, Heather Morris, and Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. Originally written by Morris as a screenplay, she has now adapted her work to create her debut novel – and what a debut it is! Based upon Lale’s own harrowing story, this is […]

Posted January 5, 2018


Review: The Alice Network

Review: The Alice Network

The Alice Network is a novel built around fact, something that I feel makes this novel particularly special. Charlie St Clair finds herself pregnant and unmarried in 1947. Her well-to-do family insist she go to Europe to have her ‘Little Problem’ dealt with. Charlie seizes her trip to Europe to try and find her friend […]

Posted October 21, 2017


Review: Kindred, A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Review: Kindred, A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler is one of those books that has always been on my radar, but I’ve just never got around to reading. So when I saw there was to be a graphic novel adaptation, I thought it the perfect time to familiarise myself with the story – and swoon over the artwork […]

Posted January 31, 2017


Review: Homegoing

Review: Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi takes us on a journey spanning seven generations and thousands of miles in Homegoing. We begin our journey in the Gold Coast of Africa, in the time of British occupation, tribal wars and slavery. It’s from this point that we follow the descendants of two women across history and the globe. Gyasi’s writing […]

Posted January 9, 2017


Review: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

Review: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

Kano Murasaki is more commonly known by her nickname, Risuko¬†– Squirrel. Such is her aptitude for climbing her mother gave her the name and it stuck. She lives in Japan in 1570, a period of Civil War in the country. During one of Risuko’s many climbing expeditions she is met by an older lady in […]

Posted June 13, 2016