Subscription: The Willoughby Book Club; May Edition

It was my first day back at work today after a lovely week off and so, naturally, I was feeling a bit down and dejected until I got home and saw a parcel from The Willoughby Book Club. I was very excited/nervous about this subscription mainly due to the fact I genuinely didn't know what [...]

Book Review: Antony and Cleopatra

Title: Antony and Cleopatra Author: William Shakespeare Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 1606 (this edition 2009) Rating: 4/5 Review: I haven't reviewed a play on my blog yet and I thought that Antony and Cleopatra would be a good place to start. One of my new year resolutions is to see as many Shakespeare plays performed at the [...]

The Last Books of April

This post is going to be a little different to my usual set up because I read quite a few books in April (yay!) and thought I would sum up the remaining few in one post. Simple! Name: Illuminae  Rating: 1/5 Review: I fully expect to be hunted down for this review but, in all [...]

Book Review: Hidden Figures

Title: Hidden Figures Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: February 2017 (This Edition) Synopsis: Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the [...]

Book Review: Heartstone

Title: Heartstone Author: C. J. Sansom Publisher: Pan Publishing Publication Date: September 2011 Synopsis: Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army [...]

Book Review: The Red Queen (The Cousins’ War)

Title: The Red Queen Author: Philippa Gregory Publisher: Touchstone Publication Date: 2010 Synopsis: The Cousins' War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red [...]