The Toymakers – Robert Dinsdale

Blurb: ‘It is 1917, and London has spent years in the shadow of the First World War. In the heart of Mayfair, though, there is a place of hope. A place where children’s dreams can come true, where the impossible becomes possible – that place is Papa Jack’s Toy Emporium. For years Papa Jack has... Continue Reading →

New York – Edward Rutherford

★★★ New York will be one of those cities that will always fascinate me. Which is why I picked this book up at a charity shop. However, I feel that this book would have been better as a series. That way Edward Rutherford could have concentrated more on character development as this is something I... Continue Reading →

Empress Orchid – Anchee Min

★★★★ Okay, I’ll be honest. I can completed understand why this book might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But, for me, I loved it. Chinese history has fascinated me ever since I was little. After graduating from university, I buggered off out of the UK and lived in China and worked as an English... Continue Reading →

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