Category: history

Murder, Mayhem and Careless People

Careless People by Sarah Churchwell Virago Press ISBN: 9781844087662 When this book first came out I was alerted to its existence by Sam Baker over on her blog. Now Sam and I seem to have similar tastes in books, and with the subject being Scott…

Poisoned Island … Antidote to boredom

The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd Publisher: Simon & Schuster A mysterious island in the Pacific, its inhabitants fighting for survival amidst the arrival of European travellers; the emerging wonders of the gardens at Kew; the ship Solander back from a mission; a Magistrate and his…