Tag: London

Savage Victorians

It’s been quite a while since I wrote a book review, so I thought I’d give you two. Over the summer I bought myself a copy of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2013, the blurb appealed to…

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…