Review: ‘The Strange Affair of Madeleine Smith’ Douglas MacGowan

It was a case that rocked Victorian society. Emile L'Angelier was a working-class immigrant from the Channel Islands who began a clandestine affair with prominent Glasgow socialite Madeleine Smith. Six weeks after Emile threatened to show Madeleine's father their passionate letters, on 23 March 1857, he was found dead from arsenic poisoning. The evidence against … Continue reading Review: ‘The Strange Affair of Madeleine Smith’ Douglas MacGowan

Review: ‘Tales From the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ Toshikazu Kawaguchi

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time ...From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes Tales from the Cafe, a story of … Continue reading Review: ‘Tales From the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Review: ‘Archangel’s Light’ Nalini Singh

Illium and Aodhan. Aodhan and Illium. For centuries they've been inseparable: the best of friends, closer than brothers, companions of the heart. But that was before-before darkness befell Aodhan and shattered him, body, mind, and soul. Now, at long last, Aodhan is healing, but his new-found strength and independence may come at a devastating cost … Continue reading Review: ‘Archangel’s Light’ Nalini Singh

Review: ‘My Sweet Girl’ Amanda Jayatissa

Ever since she was adopted from an orphanage in Sri Lanka, Paloma has led a privileged Californian life: the best schools, a generous allowance and parents so perfect that Paloma fears she'll never live up to them. Now at thirty, Paloma has managed to disappoint her parents so thoroughly that their relationship will never recover. … Continue reading Review: ‘My Sweet Girl’ Amanda Jayatissa

Review: ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ Florence Given

I know, my duvet cover is adorable Women Don't Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy. Through Florence's story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life, and realise that today is a … Continue reading Review: ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ Florence Given