Archive of Book Reviews

Listed by author in alphabetical order


Aesop – The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon

Allsburg, Van – The Polar Express

Anon, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

Archer, Jeffrey – Caste – Off

Archer, Jeffrey – Charity Begins At Home

Archer, Jeffrey – Clean Sweep Ignatius

Archer, Jeffrey – The Endgame

Archer, Jeffrey – Members Only

Archer, Jeffrey – One Man’s Meat

Archer, Jeffrey – Too Many Coincidences

Ashton, Juliet – The Woman at Number 24

Ashley, Phillipa – Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles: The Driftwood Inn

Ashley, Phillipa – A Perfect Cornish Christmas

Atkinson, Kate – Festive Spirits

Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood, Margaret – The Testaments

Austen, Jane – Emma

Aveyard, Victoria – Realm Breaker


Barker, Pat – The Women of Troy

Batmanghelidj, Fereydoon – Your Body’s Many Cries for Water

Benchley, John – Jaws

Bellairs, John – The House with a Clock in its Walls

Binchy, Maeve – Star Sullivan

Blake, Fanny – Stories to Make you Smile

Boccaccio, Giovanni – Mrs Rosie and the Priest

Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Heart of a Dog

Burton, Tim – The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy 

Burton, Tim – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Byrne, Paula – The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things


Capote, Truman – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Carnarvon, The Countess – Christmas at Highclere

Catullus – The Complete Poems

Christie, Agatha – Midwinter Murder

Christie, Agatha – The Man in the Brown Suit

Christie, Agatha – The Murder on the Links

Christie, Agatha – The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Christie, Agatha – The Secret Adversary

Claflin, Stacy – Girl in Trouble

Clarke, Susanna – Piranesi

Cleeves, Ann – Too Good To Be True

Collins, Sara – The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Collins, Suzanne – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Corey, James S. A – Abaddon’s Gate

Corey, James S. A – The Butcher of Anderson Station

Corey, James S. A – Leviathan Wakes

Corey, James S. A – Caliban’s War

Corey, James, S. A – Gods of Risk

Crockett, Thomas – Thorns in a Realm of Roses: The Henry Queens 

Crunden, Rebecca – These Violent Nights

Cumming, Laura – On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons


Dahl, Roald – Matilda

Davies, Alison – Be More Cat

Dixon, River – The Smell of Cedar

Duvall, Dianne – Awaken the Darkness


Eliot, T. S. – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Euripides – Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women

Everest, Elaine – Christmas at Woolworths


Fleming, Ian – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Foster, John – A Blue Poetry Paintbox

Fry, Stephen – Mythos


Gaiman, Neil – Coraline & Other Stories

Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book

Galanter, Dave – Dead Endless

Garrett, Corrie – Worst Martian Playlist

Gayle, Mike – Half A World Away

Gayle, Mike – All the Lonely People

Greene, Graham – Under the Garden

Gregory, Philippa – Dark Tracks

Griffiths, Elly – The Stone Circle

Griffiths, Elly – The Crossing Places

Griffiths, Elly – The Janus Stone

Griffiths, Elly – The Postscript Murders

Griffiths, Elly – The Lantern Men

Grisham, John – Skipping Christmas


Halls, Stacey – Mrs England

Hazeley, J. A and Morris, J. P – The Story of Brexit: A Ladybird Book

Henry, Veronica – The Apple Orchard

Henry, Veronica – Christmas at the Beach Hut

Herodotus – The Madness of Cambyses

Hoffmann, E. T. A. – The Nutcracker

Holland, Lucy – Sistersong

Homer – The Iliad

Homer – The Odyssey 

Hopkins, Gerard Manley – As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Horowitz, Anthony – Moonflower Murders



James, Henry – The Turn of the Screw

Jewell, Lisa – The Family Upstairs

Johnson, Sophie – What Is Your Cat Really Thinking?


Katz, Malcolm – My Cat is a Dick

Kay, Adam – Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas 

Kay, Adam – Dear NHS 100 Stories to Say Thank You

Kerr, Judith – Mog’s Christmas

Kidd, Jess – Things in Jars

Kuivalainen, Amy – The Immortal City

Kuivalainen, Amy – The Sea of the Dead


Lee, Alan – The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

Liggett, William – Watermelon Snow

LoTempio, T. C. – The Time for Murder is Meow

Loos, Anita – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Low, Shari – One Day In Winter


Mack, David – Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours

Malerman, Josh – Bird Box

Mantel, Hilary – Mantel Pieces

Marshall, Laura – Friend Request

Matthews, Carole – Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

McCormack, Una – Star Trek Discovery: The Way to the Stars

McCormack, Una – The Last Best Hope

McDermid, Val – Christmas is Murder

Miller, John. Jackson – Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War

Miller. John. Jackson – Star Trek Discovery: Die Standing

Miller, Madeline – Circe

Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles

Milne, A. A. – Winnie – The – Pooh: Gloom and Doom for Pessimists

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Mexican Gothic

Morgan, Sarah – A Wedding in December

Morpurgo, Michael – Coming Home

Morpurgo, Michael – The Snowman


Nister, Ernest – Magic Windows 

Nouwen, Henri- The Inner Voice of Love


O’Farrell, Maggie – Hamnet

O’Leary, Beth – The Flat Share

Osman, Richard – The Thursday Murder Club

Ovid – The Fall of Icarus


Padel, Ruth – Tidings: A Christmas Journey

Palmer, Liza – Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster

Parks, Jenny – Star Trek Cats

Parks, Jenny – Star Trek Next Generation Cats

Pierce, Richard – Dead Men

Pierce, Richard – The Gates

Pilcher, Rosamunde – Coming Home

Piper, Sophie – The Lion Book of Christmas Poems

Pratchett, Terry – The Carpet People


Quincey, Thomas De – On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts


Raphael, Alexander – The Summer of Madness

Rhys, Jean – Wide Sargasso Sea

Riva, Lana – The Existence of Amy

Rossetti, Christina – Poems

Rowling, JK – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Rowling, JK – Ickabog

Rundell, Katherine – Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise


Saint, Jennifer – Ariadne

Sansom, C. J – Dark Fire

Sansom, C. J – Dissolution

Sappho – Sappho: Poems and Fragments

Seneca – Trojan Women

Shakespeare, William – Sonnets

Shakespeare, William – Twelfth Night

Shakespeare, William – Venus and Adonis

Shannon, Samantha – The Priory of the Orange Tree

Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Saturday Caller

Simenon, Georges – Pietr the Latvian

Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Calame Report

Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Wine Merchant 

Simenon, Georges – The Late Monsieur Gallet

Stevenson, Louis Robert – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Sutherland, John – The Brontesaurus

Swallow, James – Star Trek Discovery: Fear Itself

Swallow, James – The Dark Veil


Tartt, Donna – The Goldfinch

Taylor, Andrew – Fireside Gothic

Taylor, Lulu – A Midwinter Promise

Tinniswood, Adrain – The House Party

Tolkien, J. R. R. – Letters from Father Christmas

Travers, P. L. – Mary Poppins

Truss, Lynne – Cat out of Hell



Vincent, Bruno – Five at the Office Christmas Party


Ward, Dayton – Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures

Weir, Alison – Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets

Weir, Alison – Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen

Weir, Alison – Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

Weir, Alison – Anne Boleyn: The King’s Obsession

Weir, Alison – Katheryn Howard: The Tainted Queen

Weir, Alison – Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife 

Weir, Alison – The Blackened Heart

Weir, Alison – The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today

Weir, Alison – The Unhappiest Lady in Christendom 

Weir, Andy – Project Hail Mary

Weir, Alison – The Chateau of Briis: A Lesson in Love

Wilde, Oscar – The Canterville Ghost

Wilde, Oscar – Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Wodehouse, P. G – Goodbye to all Cats



Young, Rosamund – The Secret Life of Cows



The Book Lover’s Guide to Tea

The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

A Very Murderous Christmas

Stories To Make You Smile

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Laconis 

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