The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett, Text Publishing, ISBN 9781922079336, RRP $37, Available 26 June. Billed as "a novel of obsession" and "a tale for book lovers", The Bookman's Tale should be a delight for anyone who loves history, books and good writing. I say "should", because sadly … Continue reading

Short reviews for a rainy Sunday

The Secret Life of James Cook by Graeme Lay, 4th Estate, ISBN 9781775540120, RRP $36.99, Available now. The Secret Life of James Cook is a fictional account of Cook's early years, how he entered the Navy, his early Naval career and ends with his first circumnavigation of the world. It also … Continue reading

At the Dying of the Year by Chris Nickson

At the Dying of the Year by Chris Nickson, Severn House, ISBN 9781780290423, UK edition available now, US edition 1 June 2013. I have to say I do like a good historical crime. Separately, those two things are not necessarily my favourite but together they just make sense. They do have to be … Continue reading