Crooked Heart, Lissa Evans

I've read World War II evacuee stories before. The fear of the unknown, sullen confusion, awful foster homes, inevitable loss. Children labelled like lunches, dragged from door to door in search of a temporary home. I can't think of many novels with positive evacuee experiences. Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans doesn't sound like a positive…
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Sneaky characters, intrigue, love, betrayal, and dressing sheep in helmets to frighten off the English army

I’m always excited to read new books, whether it’s a debut or the latest in a series, but there’s something equally exciting about discovering a new favourite author who already has an extensive back catalogue. I’m now halfway through Dorothy Dunnett‘s House of Niccolò series with four to go, having finished her six-part Chronicles of Lymond…
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Armchair travel

One of my favourite aspects of reading is being able to travel without leaving my chair, but sometimes a book’s setting is so evocative that I find myself idly scanning the local travel agent’s window for flights on the way to the supermarket. Sometimes I even get a bit obsessive, flicking through guide books at work…
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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

You probably know the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Twelve sisters disappear at night and come back with worn out shoes — where have they gone? The father offers a reward for anyone who can solve the mystery. The mystery of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club has already been solved. A father, determined for…
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