The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a novel I was looking forward to reading. There’s something lovely about period novels (this one set in 17th century Amsterdam) because they are usually well-researched and details are accurate. In today’s internet-ready global village, an author can’t get away with ‘winging… Read More Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
I am very pleased to announce that my forthcoming new book ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen…’ is coming very forth indeed! Part travelogue, part guide to the newbie visitor to Bangladesh, ‘Mad Dogs’ will educate and amuse readers who want to know just what it feels like to be a foreigner in a very strange land. I will give… Read More Announcement: My next book is coming!
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey My rating: 3 of 5 stars This novel was bought as holiday slush, a get-away-from-real-work kind of a book. Yet another semi-tired old post-apocalyptic flesh-eating zombie story which combined ‘I am Legend’ with ’28 Weeks Later’. While I can’t pretend the novel is a literary masterpiece… Read More Book Review: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey