Slightly Foxed

I recently received a lovely care package from the kind folks at Slightly Foxed. Based in London, they publish a quarterly literary magazine. “The independent-minded quarterly that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach.Companionable, entertaining and elegantly produced, Slightly Foxed puts its readers in touch with a world of interesting and often forgotten books. Within…

REVIEW: LOST AND GONE FOREVER by Alex Grecian

This is the first book I’ve read by Alex Grecian, though it is the fifth in the series that began with The Yard. [I tried to read The Harvest Man (#4) but I just could not get into it.] The novel begins with the escape of a nameless man and for a few chapters the reader isn’t…

Weekly wrap-up: April 1

The Smithsonian Libraries / Biodiversity Heritage Library has digitised gorgeous Art Nouveau and Art Deco prints of beetles, butterflies and more by Emile-Allian Seguy. Developers have expanded on an app that lets you block your wife. After the Paris Exposition, London wanted its own tower to attract attention (apparently the Tower of London was not enough). The…

REVIEW: JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye

In this highly imaginative adventure, the heroine is no meek governess left to wander the moors. Though she shares some unfortunate circumstances with Jane Eyre — ones she freely acknowledges to the reader — Jane Steele is a fierce, violent and stubborn. And she is a murderer. One assumes had she met a crazed, homicidal…

Books for November

“O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being. Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing.” –  Percy Bysshe Shelley It’s time for NaNoWriMo, so my book reviews are likely to be a bit sparse during November. But I send you into the darkening, chill days with…