The Quiet Brilliance of Eleanor Dark

The Quiet Brilliance of Eleanor Dark

Above my desk I keep a black and white photograph of a woman sitting outside on a bench in a checked house dress, casually leaning next to an enormous pile of papers. The woman is Eleanor Dark, and the pile of papers is the manuscript for Storm of Time (1948), the...
September 2015 Roundup: Historical Fiction

September 2015 Roundup: Historical Fiction

Hello everyone. The first month of spring but unlike Classics and Literary not a jump in reviews – just a steady 28, two more than for August. There were multiple reviews for books that have been recently highlighted – three for The Anchoress, four for The...
August 2015 Roundup: Historical Fiction

August 2015 Roundup: Historical Fiction

A big month this month with 25 reviews of 15¬†books including a children’s book. Two books garnered four reviews each which is exciting and several books made their review debut, at least for this rounderuperer. The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth is one of...