One Minute Book Review – Wake by Anna Hope

Set in November 1920, Wake takes place over the five days between the exhumation and burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey on Armistice Day. The account of the body’s journey from an unknown grave in France to London is interwoven with the emotional journey of three bereaved women each struggling to deal with … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – Wake by Anna Hope

One Minute Book Review – Touching Distance by Rebecca Abrams

A compelling story, based on fact, which follows the quest by a doctor, Alec Gordon, to discover the cause of an extended outbreak of puerperal fever which is killing newly delivered mothers. It follows the fortunes of his own marriage as well as his battle against the preconceived notions and vested medical interests of his … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – Touching Distance by Rebecca Abrams

One Minute Book Review – The Witch and her Soul by Christina Middleton

This is historical fiction at its very best, taking what is known and filling in the gaps in the record with plausible fiction. The story follows the life of Jane Southworth from her childhood to the Lancaster Assizes in 1612 where she was tried for witchcraft as one of the Samlesbury witches. It also touches … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – The Witch and her Soul by Christina Middleton