An Evening with Sarah Waters at the Bodleian

Sarah Waters' new novel, The Paying Guests, came out last week on 28th August, and of course it was amazing. I was very lucky to be sent an early copy, and also that I managed to nab a ticket to the event held last night (2nd Sept) in Oxford. Sarah Waters was in conversation with… Continue reading An Evening with Sarah Waters at the Bodleian

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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Well, well, well... hello again Sarah. We have all missed you. I don't remember when I first decided I loved Sarah Waters. We studied Affinity for a course about the modern novel at university, so maybe it was then. I've since read all of her novels except one, which I plan to read very soon, and though… Continue reading The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements

Katherine Clements takes the real life figure of Elizabeth Poole, and transforms her into her own character in The Crimson Ribbon. Poole was known during her life time (1622 - post 1668) as a religious activist and later as some sort of prophet. Though she began as a tailor's daughter her religious belief grew and she… Continue reading The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements

Best of 2012: The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

The Pleasures of Men was one of the few books this year I actually bought of my own volition, having been too late for the review copies. It appealed to me so much that I wanted to read and review it regardless of its publication date and press campaign. The cover was what struck me… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

Another great book by a graduate of and now lecturer at Royal Holloway (where I went). Must be something in the water... I'd been eyeing this book for a while on Amazon and GoodReads, and finally bought a copy in Waterstones. As a huge fan of Sarah Waters and a good unreliable narrator, this is just… Continue reading The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams