Book Review: The Great Stink by Clare Clark

The Great Stink by Clare Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars “In the rotting and inadequate sewers, human excrement mixed with refuse from the slaughterhouses and knacker’s yards and waste from the tanneries and factories. Every day it drained into the Thames. it was not long before the river itself became the great cesspool […]

Book Review: The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan

The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Of course this is fiction. Of course it is. Keep reminding yourself because it’s easy to forget in the thick of Jude Morgan’s The Taste of Sorrow. A fictional account of the life of the Brontë sisters this book is so many […]

Book Review: Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery My rating: 4 of 5 stars Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a tough act to follow, but I think she almost manages to do just that with this one. Terrifically reminiscent of the other book, the story takes place in the same building, and there is a […]