The Confessions Of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
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
My Video Review Of Ivy Pochoda’s Wonder Valley
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
Lochanreads Bookish News Picks
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.
New Book Review: The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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.
The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine
Erskine captivates in this novel with story-telling that pulls the reader into her world.
LoveReading UK featured my review!
I’m extremely excited to have been selected as an ambassador for LoveReading UK, the UK’s leading book recommendation website.
New Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
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.
New Book Review: The End We Start From By Megan Hunter
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.
New Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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.
New Review: Blood Of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
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.