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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley: Lavinia's Book Pick, April 2018

This book recommend is one that I’d be really interested to hear what other people thought about!

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a steampunky historical/magic realist novel that tells the story of Nathaniel a (sometimes) synesthetic telegraph operator who becomes (guess what) unwittingly embroiled in international intrigue and magic clockwork japes. 284 more words

DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF THEIR SHOES - PROLOGUE

This is the prologue of my historical novel, set in India and the Philippines in the 18th Century.

Prologue:

Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands, 15 April 1756… 2,818 more words

Travel

Ellen Notbohm: The Right Tool for the Job

Putting pencil to paper brings out the emotional authenticity of a historical novel.

  

When Annie Rushton came into my life, I already knew how to be a writer. 827 more words

Book Reviews

Women of the Dark Ages turns two!

Like Happy Birthday Women of the Dark Ages! this post is slightly late, but two years ago, on 10th April, I finally hit publish on  583 more words

Writing

Book Review: Welcome to Romero Park by Amber Michelle Cook

Welcome to Romero Park by Amber Michelle Cook

Romero Park is the ancestral home of Edward Dorchester, your classic haughty-yet-troubled gothic noble. It is harvest time, and Dorchester is planning a ball to celebrate the announcement of his engagement. 344 more words

Reviews

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry - An intense read!

This is an enormous, intense book. Not in terms of length, although it is over four hundred pages long, but in terms of subject matter, themes, ideas and characters. 693 more words

Victorian Social Conventions

The Journey Begins

Dance when you are perfectly free and enjoy each step along the way ~ Rumi

DAUGHTERS OF THE DANCE takes place, mainly, on the island of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles in the first half of the twentieth century.

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