Filth. You can practically feel the stuff clinging to your shoes and smell it as it assails your nostrils. It is gross — and engrossing.
The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch won me over totally! It is funny, clever and very, very entertaining.
When the days are dull and lifeless, you need The Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies. Thrilling, moving, clever.
A quiet domestic drama set in 1970s Britain. Moving and well written. A wealth of domestic detail plunges the reader into the era.
Marta is sent to be a governess at Fynshade, where she expects to find a rich man to marry. A taut and dark gothic tale.
Three women, three time periods, and always the same old shit of male coercion and violence. An absorbing, immersive story.
A clever and up-to-date retelling of the classic The Pursuit of Love. It’s an absolute joy. Vivid, hilarious dialogue, wonderful characters.
Gripping and exciting gothic novel. A wayward young woman is locked up in a Victorian asylum. Why? What happened? And how can she get out?
A very clever and funny contemporary novel based on the 10 Commandments of crime fiction, as written in 1929.
One of the best novels of 2022. An engrossing, moving saga following the lives of an eccentric British family from 1919 to 1945.