Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

What's it about?  In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Berkshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simison and Anne Buist

What's it about? Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce. Looking to make a new... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Larchfield by Polly Clark

What's it about? Dora has moved to a small Scottish town, newly married and a new mother. However, she didn't realise how lonely she'd feel nor how cold her neighbours would be. Isolated and desperate for a human connection, she calls a number she finds in a bottle on the beach. In 1930, W.H. Auden... Continue Reading →

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