Book review: Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

This is one of the best historical novels of the last decade, the winner of the Booker prize; a bestseller adapted by the BBC. This is also the greatest panorama of the often-depicted Tudor age I’ve ever seen. Of course, when it comes to praising Wolf Hall, I am horribly late to the party. I want to say in my defense, though, that when it first came out in 2009 I was still busy with my GCSEs. ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book Review: Look Who’s Back, by Timur Vermes.

Reviewing one of the boldest works of fiction in the last decade. From the official blurb: ‘Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book Review: Golden Hill, by Francis Spufford.

An award-winning historical fiction, perfect for the lovers of the 18th century, American history, or simply beautiful writing. From the official blurb: “New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling ... VIEW THE POST >>