Another day, another Summerscale. The Wicked Boy tells the story of Robert and Nattie Coombes two young boys, who in 1895 set out to watch the cricket at Lourdes and then spend the next ten days living it up with the help of an old colleague of their fathers. That is until an awful stench … Continue reading The Wicked Boy – Kate Summerscale
The original Victorian murder mystery house which spawned immense public commentary at the time, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher covers the infamous Road Hill House mystery. One morning the Kent family wake to find beloved son Saville missing, later found murdered and shoved in the outhouse. Celebrated detective Mr Whicher is given the task of … Continue reading The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale
Quite by chance on the evening of the first of November I found myself starting Saga Land, a highly anticipated book on my TBR pile. Inadvertently I had begun non-fiction November, which I decided to roll with and perhaps clear a few I've had sitting for a while. What have I read this non-fiction November … Continue reading Non-Fiction November.
There is no better way to describe this novel than truth really is stranger than fiction. In fact I'm going to follow Margot from Project Lectito and say after reading this biography Joe Carstairs would most definitely be one of the five people dead or alive I would want to have dinner with. If, like I was, … Continue reading The Queen of Whale Cay – Kate Summerscale