Category: Romance

My Life in a Gif

I’ve had a few of my health problems raise their ugly heads higher than usual recently, so to make life a bit easier,  I set a couple of posts to go automatically, but for some reason they didn’t get uploaded. Damned annoying. Hence the recent silence on Heartshaped. […]

‘Lost’ Bronte Manuscripts

‘Lost’ manuscripts of Charlotte Brontë to be published According to The Bookseller, the UK’s publishing trade magazine, ‘The Brontë Society is marking its debut as a publisher with a title featuring two unpublished manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë, found in a book belonging to her mother. Written in the Jane Eyre author’s […]

Waterstones Announce Winner

2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Waterstones have announce the winners of this years prize, and what three fantastic books they are. Every year since Ottakar’s (remember them?) started the prize, the longlist titles have always been great. The short list is inevitably fantastic, voted from the longlist by […]

Smugglers!

I couldn’t find any romance novels about book smuggling, but here instead are some about smugglers of various sorts. Enjoy! Unknown Ajax – Georgette Heyer Hugo Darracott, an enormous figure of a young man, arrives at Darracott Place in Sussex to find his family waiting: his grandfather, Lord […]

St Patrick’s Day

Preparing for a great day. Before I get to the recommended books, I’d like to think a bit about the actual day.  It’s unfortunate when a Christian feast or holy day becomes disconnected from its meaning. St Valentine, Easter, Christmas, Whitsun, have been broken on the rocks of […]