A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge #BlogTour

Previous centuries, in my head at least, have very distinct identities. The 13th Century is bloody and muddy, the 16th Century is a rip-roaring adventure in all sorts of ways, and the 19th Century is earnestly tedious and a bit worthy. The ‘long’ 18th Century feels like the witty, clever century, and it is in … Continue reading A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge #BlogTour

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West by Carys Davies

This is a perfect gem of a novel. Like some of the very best American tales (I guess I'm thinking Of Mice and Men here) less is certainly more, and Davies has packed a beautifully-told tale in 149 pages. Every sentence manages to be both spare and purposeful. Her quixotic protagonist, Cy Bellman, follows a … Continue reading West by Carys Davies