Synopsis 1910 – A compelling tale of female empowerment in Bath’s leading department store. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise. Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath’s premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington, believes his daughter lacks the business acumen… Continue reading The Mistress of Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble: atmospheric historical fiction
Daisy Belle : Swimming Champion of the World by Caitlin Davies I’m so pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for this captivating novel featuring such a resilient heroine. Synopsis Summer 1867: four-year-old Daisy Belle is about to make her debut at the Lambeth Baths in London. Her father, swimming professor Jeffrey… Continue reading ‘Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World’ by Caitlin Davies – definitely a novel to immerse yourself in!
My review It’s hard to classify this lively novel – it’s detective story, with steampunk, supernatural and fantasy elements. Quite unique and definitely admirable. I’m a firm believer that any book that can’t be pigeonholed neatly is definitely worth a read. And this one is. It’s extremely entertaining. The novel has a Victorian setting… Continue reading Barnabas Tew and the Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan: lively and unique