REVIEW: Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole

In brief: In 1950s Hollywood, Louise Wilde inherits the estate of a screenwriter she barely knows. But on entering Florrie's apartment, she sees a picture of her mother. What is the link between them all? The good: Fascinating look at two golden eras – 1950s Hollywood and 1920s America. The not-so-good: Very, very sad at... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

In brief: In a small Australian country town, four women are struggling post World War I. What they need is a part-time husband! The good: Interesting premise. The not-so-good: I found it difficult to separate the female characters in my head. Why I chose it: Sounded interesting, thanks to Penguin Australia for the copy. Year:... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: From the Wreck by Jane Rawson

In brief: George survives a shipwreck in 1859, but struggles with his life afterwards as an otherworldly creature becomes part of the family, whether he likes it or not. The good: The writing is beautiful, evocative and enigmatic. The not-so-good: The scientist in me tried too hard to figure out a plausible explanation for the... Continue Reading →

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