Monthly Archive: March 2012

Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless by

An Alexia Tarabotti novel, The Parasol Protectorate: Book the Fifth Seeing as this it the fifth, and final, book in this series, knowing anything about the plot probably counts as spoilers for the previous books. So consider yourself warned. It has...

once upon a time

The droghte of March …

I should be out walking the dog at the moment. It is a lovely day today, I should be making the most of it. But I haven’t been online all week! Very busy at work, another library to move. Great fun!...

The snow child - Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child by

Mabel and Jack have left home and family behind and travelled to Alaska, to the edge of the world, trying to turn the wilderness into a farm that will support them. For Mabel it was an attempt to escape her grief...

The death of grass

The death of grass by

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge It is the 1950s, and a devastating virus is sweeping Asia. It attacks grass, and grass feeds the world. Wheat is grass. And cows, sheep, etc all live on grass. At first...

The love letters of an Irish woman

The love letters of an Irish woman

Today, at work, in preparation for our move:”(of which I shall not speak because the work is unending and wearisome)”, I came across The love letters of an Irish woman. Originally they had been found in a dump and published as...

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Angelmaker by

Joe Spork is  mild mannered clockmaker. He wns and runs a shop fixing clockwork devices, from clocks to Victorian dirty toys. He doesn’t make a profit, in fact, he barely scrapes by. But he is determined to be sensible and keep...