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Book Club Review: How To Stop Time

Matt Haig’s How To Stop Time is deliberately different to any books we have read so far. Previously, authors like Plaidy have given us very straight-forward takes on the historical novel, to the point that we are able to learn our history from them. Haig’s work is less a historical novel and more science-fiction. The […]

Book Club Review: The Huguenots

In March, our Book Club read The Huguenots by Geoffrey Treasure. Breaking away from reading historical fiction, we got stuck into this in-depth, non-fiction account of the Huguenot experience in France across two centuries. We wanted to have a deeper understanding of political and religious landscape shaping the fiction that we had already been reading, […]

Book Club Review: The Virgin Blue

February’s Book Club explored Tracy Chevalier’s The Virgin Blue. Chevalier is most famous for her novel Girl with a Pearl Earring but this debut introduces many of the themes that Chevalier brings into her later work, including a love of history and art. The Virgin Blue is beautifully and carefully described with a lot of […]