Set in the early eighteenth century, The Confessions Of Frannie Langton is the eponymous woeful tale about a Jamaican girl, a so-called ‘mulatta’ who spirals into misfortune. At first a house maid and experimental subject on the plantations of Paradise, she finds herself waiting on the renowned Behams in their London estate
Today, I'd thought it would be fun to try doing a video review and as such I finally posted my very first Youtube video to my channel @loiscudjoe
Today I'd like to do something a little different and share with you some of the most interesting articles I've read this week in the world of books and publishing. Here are my 3 picks for bookish news stories this week.
This book is truly unputdownable. I was hooked from the very outset and deeply moved not just from the horrors that occurred but also from Lale's arresting romanticism and determination.
Erskine captivates in this novel with story-telling that pulls the reader into her world.
I'm extremely excited to have been selected as an ambassador for LoveReading UK, the UK's leading book recommendation website.
The story-telling is undeniably seamless. I loved the picture of excess that Kwan drew when he spoke of manicured gardens, gowns of iridescent silk and silver-leaf latticework.
The story-telling is imaginatively distinctive and seems to carry a flavour of poeticism. Hunter creates a story that is uniquely her own with sparse prose, unnamed characters and animal symbolism.
A book of enchanting and whimsical folklore with fabled tales of quick-witted giants, crafty dwarves, life-granting apples and beguiling gods, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a humorous retelling of age old Scandinavian myths.
As Ciri grows, learns to fight and discovers hidden secrets about her abilities, she comes to realize how rife with conflict the world is. She discovers the power of ignorance in breeding hatred and fear.