My Reading – March 2022

Vandemonians, the repressed history of colonial Victoria by Janet McCalman‘Me name’s Miles; Ellen Miles,’ remarked an old woman at the City Court yesterday. Spinning Tops and Gumdrops, a portrait of colonial childhood by Edwin BarnardThis book tells the story of the six generations of children, the offspring and descendants of convicts and settlers who grew … Continue reading My Reading – March 2022

My Reading – February 2022

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer A gentleman was strolling down a side street in Paris, on his way back from the house of one Madame de Verchoureux. He walked mincingly, for the red heels of his shoes were very high. Saturdee by Norman Lindsay 'Pet-er!' called a voice, in that rising inflection which commands … Continue reading My Reading – February 2022

My Reading – December 2021

Hell Ship: The True Story of the Plague Ship Triconderoga, One of the Most Calamitous Voyages in Australia's History by Michael VeitchThere is only one known image of my great-great-grandfather, Dr James William Henry Veitch. The Imitator by Rebecca StarfordEvelyn spotted Stephen across the busy road. A Royal Affair by Alison Montclair'Men find me intimidating,' … Continue reading My Reading – December 2021

Book Review – The Flight of the Heron by D.K. Broster

The first book of historical fiction that I clearly remember reading was The Flight of the Heron by D.K. Broster. My father gave me a copy for my twelfth birthday. It was a book he had read years before and loved. And he re-read it once I had finished. The story begins in Scotland in … Continue reading Book Review – The Flight of the Heron by D.K. Broster

My Reading – September 2021

Private Prosecution by Lisa Ellery I liked what I saw. Revenge in Rubies by AM Stuart "...Beneath the floor of a cellar in...Hilldrop crescent, Camden-road the mutilated and battered body of a woman which had been buried in quicklime was found." The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey Purveen Mistry sighed, adjusting her hat on her … Continue reading My Reading – September 2021

Random Reading – June to September 2021

More of the bits and pieces I've read while rambling around the internet over the past few months. It's not really time-wasting if you learn something, is it? From Dunluce Castle in Antrim to Caerlaverock Castle in Dumfries and Galloway Dunluce Castle Watch 6 Ruined British Castles Come Back to Lifeby Niall Patrick Walsh While … Continue reading Random Reading – June to September 2021