Top 5 Books of 2014… So Far!

Already we have reached the sun of the year, the hot nights and outdoor lunchtimes that tell us it’s summer. Already it is July! We are about half way through 2014, and so it is a good time to look back at the year so far and assess what we’ve done, what we liked and… Continue reading Top 5 Books of 2014… So Far!

Interview with Katherine Clements, author of The Crimson Ribbon

Katherine Clements' debut novel The Crimson Ribbon was published by Headline on 27th March. I reviewed the book just after publication, having read it earlier in the year, and I must say I loved it. An historical novel with a bit of a Sarah Waters 'romp' feel, laced together with intelligent exploration of the sociopolitical… Continue reading Interview with Katherine Clements, author of The Crimson Ribbon

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