Joan Seabrook, a fledgling archaeologist, has fulfilled her lifelong dream to visit Arabia by travelling from England to the ancient city of Muscat with her fiancé, Rory. Desperate to escape the pain of a personal tragedy, she longs to explore the desert fort of Jabrin, and unearth the treasures it is said to conceal.
June 1940. The black cloud of war brewing in Europe remains far from the rustic, sea-swept Channel Island of Jersey.
That’s until ten-year-old Claudine sees the burning man on the beach.
My gift to you this year is a selection of the best true stories that Christmas has ever told…
Not every Christmas book involves fluff and cookies… here’s six alternative (ok, and one fluffy) titles which took my eye during a recent trip to book heaven…
Fiona Valpy is at it again; combining romance, heartbreak, sadness, joy, dreams, nightmares, bad weather and a very merry non-Christmas. Continue reading “The French for Christmas”
October is acceptable for the first of the Christmas book reviews, right? Well, if you’re one of the ones scowling at the gift wrap already in the shops, this book will get even you in to the festive spirit!
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is a laugh-out-loud, bittersweet comedy about taking your life back before it’s too late.
Log on during your lunch hour for the fifth of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by J B Morrisson, Tim Winton and Louise Millar who will be talking about their contemporary fiction novels.
It’s the beginning of a new term at Wyckham College, Oxford, and a fresh start for Lauren Cusack. Her fingers were badly burnt when a whirlwind romance with gorgeous English aristocrat, Alexander Hunt, became too hot to handle – and now she’s determined to keep her distance.