A few weeks ago I promised you an interview with first-time novelist Ellie Stevenson. Her new book is a ghostly tale of life on and after the Titanic.
How did you come up with the concept for Ship of Haunts?
I didn’t choose to write about Titanic, Titanic chose me, and quite a few others who’ve also [...]
A quick note about upcoming author interview with Ellie Stevenson!
Plot spinning can work brilliantly, or fall flat on its face.
I don’t usually do book reviews but I thought this one was worth mentioning. I’ve not read anything by Boyd previously and found myself sceptical of the Richard & Judy endorsement of another novel he wrote which features on the cover. The blurb read well though so I started to read on the plane from [...]
Fair or not, I really hate chick lit!
In a weak attempt at frugality I started re-reading one of my older Donna Leon novels. In doing so, I realised for the first time that one of the reasons I find the books so special is the way she portrays human interactions. Not only do you get to read what people say to each [...]