Natasha Lester: Her Mother’s Secret and A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald

Natasha Lester is one of the most generous authors in Australia. Her blog is inspiring and informative. It is this generosity, and a love of her travel updates on Facebook as she researches her novels, that inspired me to pick up Her Mother's Secret - as much as the beautiful cover and intriguing blurb! I… Continue reading Natasha Lester: Her Mother’s Secret and A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald

Haddon Hall: for Jane Eyre and Princess Bride fans

Haddon hall is gorgeous and full of real and cinematic history. There is no rope or prescribed route. Minimal crowds. You meander your way through as you please. An oakpanelled room had an open fire and a musician playing twice during the day. A classical guitarist strummed to our visit, but I think they change… Continue reading Haddon Hall: for Jane Eyre and Princess Bride fans

Chatsworth house or Lyme park?

If you're a Pride and Prejudice fan (guilty! Though Persuasion is my favourite Austen) then you'll likely be familiar with this question. Which makes for a better Pemberley? Luckily you don't have to answer it because you can visit both in person like my husband and I did. Or watch either as Pemberley. In the… Continue reading Chatsworth house or Lyme park?

I want to fight like a girl

Like Celaena Sardothien in Sarah J Maas' Throne of Glass series.  Like Alanna or Keladry of Tamora Pierce's many novels set in Tortall.  Like in Girls of the Wild's, the Korean manhwa webtoon series written by Hun and illustrated by Zhena (Kim Hye-jin).  Like Sailor-moon. Like Mulan. Like Boudicca. Like Diana of the Hunt. Like… Continue reading I want to fight like a girl

London Film and Comic Con and YALC

I made it! My first comic con and literature convention. It was awesome! I loved it 🙂 My friend has a Back To The Future poster that was signed by almost all the stars. Tom Wilson who plays Biff was there and completed the set, except for Crispin Glover, who he reckons he is unlikely… Continue reading London Film and Comic Con and YALC