The story of an unexpected and forbidden love affair that developed between America’s First Lady and a well-known female journalist.
Second World War
I have completed the fourth and final week of my online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we turned our attention to setting.
Craig Larsen’s novel is a harrowing tale of survival in desperate circumstances. It will undoubtedly appeal to readers of gritty noir wartime thrillers.
Estoril is a comedy-cum-spy story set in a luxurious hotel during the height of the Second World War.
Walking Wounded is a brilliantly crafted, often harrowing, powerfully intense piece of work, which deserves to win awards.
Iris Origo was known to me as being one of the finest diarists of the 20th century for her moving and compassionate journal detailing Italy’s disastrous involvement in the same conflict.
In late 1942, when Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov passed through the most notorious gates in modern history, he was a healthy, bright, outgoing young man with a penchant for the company of women.
It is difficult to know how to define Life After Life, Kate Atkinson’s 2013 Costa Book Award winning novel.