Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin #Review

Unto This Last in certainly a great big brick of a book, but trust me every word of it is solid gold. I’ve been a fan of Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites since my teens and have many other books about their works and lives. Unto This Last is different –...

Publication Day for Pleasing Mr Pepys – Read an extract!

Publication Day Pleasing Mr Pepys I’m delighted to announce that Pleasing Mr Pepys is out today with Accent Press. In years gone by, when there were far less books produced, and all of them physical copies, publishing a book was a much more unique and celebrated...

Carol McGrath’s ‘The Woman in the Shadows’ – Review

Carol McGrath’s new novel is a wonderful insight into the world of the Tudor merchant class. Elizabeth Williams, a widow who has inherited her husband’s cloth business, meets Thomas Cromwell, at her late husband’s funeral. She remembers him as a childhood...

Rembrandt’s Mirror by Kim Devereux

I was offered a review copy of ‘Rembrandt’s Mirror’ by Kim Devereux, and was so fascinated I asked Kim for an interview about her debut novel and the experience of writing about such a well-loved artist. Deborah: We get an intimate portrait of...