Monthly Archives: August 2011

REVIEW: Royal Escape – Georgette Heyer

(Arrow e-book 2005, originally published 1938) Georgette Heyer is primarily known for her romance novels set in the early nineteenth century of ‘Regency’ England, though she did write historical novels set in other periods. Of these, most feature real people … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Thus Was Adonis Murdered – Sarah Caudwell

(Constable & Robinson 2002, originally published 1981) This, like Delusions of Gender, was the result of a review by another book blogger, this time a more recent one from Jenny. The review immediately made me search out Caudwell’s books (sadly … Continue reading

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DISCUSSION: Unacceptable views?

I was reading a very interesting discussion last night on the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog (which generally reviews and discusses romance novels) which stemmed from one of the reviewer’s low rating of The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer – … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Delusions of Gender – Cordelia Fine

(Icon Books 2010) I was first introduced to this book by Nymeth in her excellent review back in January this year: it sounded interesting enough to buy straight away, though it’s been several months since it was first put onto … Continue reading

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Rose Cottage – Mary Stewart

(Hodder e-book 2011, originally published 1997) Although this book was only published a few years ago, it’s largely set in the immediate post-war years, though, like Thornyhold, it’s told as though looking back on the past rather than in the … Continue reading

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Neuromancer – William Gibson

(e-book, originally published 1984) Gibson’s first novel was written, so the author has said, in a state of “blind animal terror.” It doesn’t show. It’s an accomplished piece of work, conveying a dystopian future of mega-corporations and polluted cities with … Continue reading

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True Blood Omnibus – Charlaine Harris

(Gollancz e-book 2009) I must be one of the few people in Britain not to have a television, and as a result I’ve never seen ‘True Blood’, the television version of Charlaine Harris’s ‘Southern Vampire’ novel series narrated by Sookie … Continue reading

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Thornyhold – Mary Stewart

(Kindle e-book 2011, originally published 1988) I’d held off getting this one since I was hoping to win a copy in the Brown Paper giveaway: sadly, it was not to be, so I bought it for my Kindle. Geillis Ramsey … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Well, in the words of Sam Gamgee, I’m back. I’ve been on holiday this past week, and have conspicuously failed either to do much reading or reviewing. I have finally got around to starting Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of Gender, which … Continue reading

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