GREAT MODERN WRITERS: Virginia Woolfe, ‘Mrs Dalloway’

Genre: Classic Fiction I’m starting off my book challenge with an old favourite! I read ‘Mrs Dalloway’ in high school and though it had an impact on me with it’s definition of ‘the perfect hostess’ rereading the book has given me greater insight and appreciation for this classic. To summarise, ‘Mrs Dalloway’ takes place in the space of a single day back in 1923 as Clarissa Dalloway, an upperclass English wife, prepares for a party she is hosting that evening. AsRead more

‘Give Me The Child’ by Mel McGrath

Genre: Psychological Thriller “Imagine that your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. You open the door to the police. Your husband’s eleven-year-old love-child stands between them- a daughter you never knew he had. Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat. She has nowhere else to go. Would you take her in?” -back cover  Dr Cat Lupo, a psychologist specialising in psychopathic children, who is haunted by her own experiences of psychosis and issues ofRead more

‘Improbability of Love’ by Hannah Rothschild

This book highlights the importance of a good title. In short, I hate this title. It sounds like a gushy Mills and Boons type book but romantic love plays a very small part of this book. This book is set in London starts with an art auction house getting ready for the sale of the century, an art work that’s caused a worldwide sensation called the ‘Improbability of Love’ painted by Antoine Watteau (who is a real life artist butRead more