70 Reviews: 5. Innocent House by P.D. James (Pocket Penguins) #review

Whereas the other volumes covered so far in this boxset series have worked well as stand-alones, this one is definitely a teaser and I’m going to hunting out the complete novel, Original Sin, as soon as I’ve finished this review. And here comes reading-confession-time again – this is the first time I’ve read a PD … Continue reading 70 Reviews: 5. Innocent House by P.D. James (Pocket Penguins) #review

Powerful forces in Imogen Hermes Gowar’s The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Apart from the wonderful Jonah Hancock, the unwitting new owner of a mermaid as the novel begins, this is a novel about powerful female forces and women who wish to exert control over their lives, however difficult that might be. Eighteenth Century London is vividly brought to life by Gowar; we meet merchants, bawds, prostitutes, … Continue reading Powerful forces in Imogen Hermes Gowar’s The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock