The Venetian Masquerade by Philip Gwynne Jones – review

Honorary British Counsellor Nathan Sutherland returns for the third in the Venetian series by Phillip Gwynne Jones. Set during the Venetian Carnevale, a fatal stabbing at the La Fenice opera house takes Nathan on the trail of a long lost Monteverdi opera.  I love this series, and was eagerly awaiting the publication of this, the … Continue reading The Venetian Masquerade by Philip Gwynne Jones – review

Top Five Book to Film Adaptations

It was only when I came to write this blog post that I realised how only a few book-to-film adaptations I have seen really stood out to me and were actually memorable. Even though I know that film adaptations aren’t meant to be identical to the book, it does occasionally annoy me when the production … Continue reading Top Five Book to Film Adaptations

My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante – review

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is set in one of the poorer neighbourhoods of Naples (Italy), and tells the story behind the friendship between Elena and Lila through their childhood - up until their teenage years. It’s the first in Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels quartet, and having finished it - I’m really interested to read … Continue reading My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante – review

Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding – review

Ahh, Bridget Jones - one of my favourite literary protagonists. Always really nice, easy reading with lots of amusement thrown in. Bridget Jones’s Baby is the most recent in the Bridget Jones series, although chronologically it comes after Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (you can read my review of that here). I enjoyed Bridget … Continue reading Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding – review

Vengeance in Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones – review

I really enjoyed Vengeance in Venice, the second Nathan Sutherland book by Philip Gwynne Jones. It had an intriguing mystery, set around the Venice Art Biennale,and I must admit it really had me hooked. I really couldn't tell where the mystery was going as the writer throws in lots of unexpected and interesting twists and … Continue reading Vengeance in Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones – review