HELL SHIP – Michael Veitch

This is a fascinating book - especially for readers with Scottish heritage and an interest in our own historical background. Set in 1852, I found it particularly interesting as one side of my own family also arrived from Scotland that same year but under very different conditions.   Another element that makes this book so... Continue Reading →

THE END OF THE WASP SEASON – Denise Mina

After a couple of previous attempts to read this book, I persisted with The End Of The Wasp Season - feeling deeply depressed as I closed the book on the last page. This is probably the bleakest book I have read in a long time - beautifully written, but with sad, angry, confused, conflicted characters.... Continue Reading →

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