Lamentation, C. J. Sansom

I do love a book with a map in its cover! I must confess I’m not entirely sure what this map adds to the book, but at a personal level, I used to live pretty much where Shardlake’s house is! Inside Lincoln’s Inn. Abutting Chancery Lane. And that, pretty much, sums up the appeal of…

Sovereign, C. J. Sansom

There are days, those dark days, when you sit down and realise that you’ve had the same meal for three days … I’ve just sat down and realised that the last three books I’ve read are all historical fiction. Bring Up The Bodies by Mantel, Pure by Andrew Miller and now Sovereign by C. J….

Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel

What a fabulous book! It is rare that I anticipate a book as eagerly as this one; rare that a sequel can live up to the expectations of the first book; rare that historical fiction can grip me quite so intently! But Mantel manages all this in Bring Up The Bodies which, in my opinion,…

Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel

Ooooo the adorable and lovely Mrs P has just returned from Exeter with my pre-ordered copy of Bring Up The Bodies. As a big chunky two inch thick book, released in the midst of a busy time at work, it may take a while to be able to give a full review so I thought…