The Austen Girls

by Lucy Worsley reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes Jane Austen was and is, an enigma. Her first novels were written anonymously, published with the words ‘by a lady’ under the title. Given that many of her private letters were destroyed after her death, details about her life remain shrouded in mystery. This has tempted many writers … Continue reading The Austen Girls

Snow

by Ondine Sherman reviewed by Sarah Custance ‘Snow’ is the second book in Sherman’s ‘Animal Allies’ series,  the first book is ‘Sky’ and the third, (coming out in 2020) is ‘Star’. Ondine is a life-long animal activist and the co-founder and MD of ‘Voiceless’, an animal protection institute. This book series focuses on raising teenage … Continue reading Snow

The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky

By Holly Smale Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Happy Girl Lucky, is the first in the new romantic-comedy series The Valentines by Holly Smale, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Geek Girl books. It is a book that is lots of bubbly fun on the surface but has a deeply serious core.   Sisters Hope, Faith … Continue reading The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky