Review: ‘We Have Met The Enemy’ by Felicia Watson

The title of this book is a quote which in full reads “we have met the enemy and he is us”. It first occurred (as is vouchsafed towards the end of the book) in Walt Kelly’s Pogo cartoon, an award-winning strip syndicated in American newspapers between 1948 and 1975. In the novel Walt Kelly isContinue reading “Review: ‘We Have Met The Enemy’ by Felicia Watson”

Review: ‘Inside the Seventh Wave’ by GW Hawker

Gothic fiction on Chesil Beach This unusual novel is primarily peopled by four characters who live in a short terrace of foundationless cottages on the edge of Chesil Beach, on Portland, which is on the Dorset coast of Britain (I explain for American readers who have a Portland of their own in Oregon). At theContinue reading “Review: ‘Inside the Seventh Wave’ by GW Hawker”

Review: ‘The Naseby Horses’ by Dominic Brownlow

(Review prepared from an uncorrected bound proof supplied by the publisher) This fascinating debut novel by Dominic Brownlow joined publisher Louise Walters Books eclectic and growing stable of novels on 5 December 2019. It was gratifying, as a reviewer, to be turned loose on a book in advance of publication. Now it is out IContinue reading “Review: ‘The Naseby Horses’ by Dominic Brownlow”

Review: ‘Just One Damned Thing After Another’ by Jodi Taylor

I forget now how I happened across this entertaining first book in Taylor’s substantial series ‘The Chronicles of St Mary’s’. But from the first page I realised I was in the presence of an author after my own heart. Taylor is a British author who worked for the North Yorkshire County Council for almost 20Continue reading “Review: ‘Just One Damned Thing After Another’ by Jodi Taylor”

Review: ‘The Sun Singer’ by Malcolm R Campbell

As a boy, Robert Adams is hit with the gift of prophesy. It’s all a bit of a lark, until he foresees the death of a school friend, which comes to pass the very next day. After that he buries his gift down deep – but he knows that it is only a matter ofContinue reading “Review: ‘The Sun Singer’ by Malcolm R Campbell”