Time for a few links to my reviews at Shiny New Books. Feel free to comment here or there.
I shall start off today with a crowd pleaser!
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
I welcomed being able to re-read the first novel in Graham’s popular series, (and am now getting stuck in to Demelza, the second). OK, my review is less about the book, and more about comparing and contrasting it with the TV series – but, I enjoyed reading again the beginning of the story I loved so much as a teenager when I devoured the books first time around.
The good news is that the BBC will definitely make a second series!
Meanwhile here’s the link to my full piece: click here.
To accompany the book/TV review, I also compiled an entry in Shiny’s Five Fascinating Facts series about Winston Graham: click here.
Interview with Jane Thynne
I am, as you may already know, a big fan of Jane Thynne’s Clara Vine novels – the latest of which, A War of Flowers, I reviewed here.
So it was a pleasure to be able to interview her again, this time for Shiny New Books. We talked about the series, some of its themes, her research and all those characters from real life inside the Third Reich in the late 1930s as well as the conversations around the dinner table – her husband, Philip Kerr, also writes spy novels set in 1930s Germany!
This series gets better and better with each addition – I can’t wait for the fourth novel.
For the full interview: click here.
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Source: Own copy and publisher respectively.
To explore further on Amazon UK, (affiliate link), please click below:
- Ross Poldark (Poldark 1), and Demelza (Poldark 2) by Winston Graham. Pan paperbacks, 464 and 528 pages.
- A War of Flowers (Clara Vine 3) by Jane Thynne. Simon & Schuster, paperback 416 pages.