The Prince of the Skies by Antonio Iturbe

Only the best pilots are given jobs at Latécoère – the company destined to become Aéropostale. The
successful candidates include Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A man whose desire to fly will put him at odds
with his aristocratic family and the girl who loves him – but who wants to keep him grounded. Together
with his friends Jean and Henri, they will change the history of aviation and pioneer new mail routes
across the world. But Antoine is also destined to touch the lives of millions of readers with his story The
Little Prince.
But as war begins to threaten Europe, is Antoine’s greatest adventure yet to come . . .?
Translated by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites, this is a novel about love and friendship, war and heroism and
the power of the written word.


One of the things I loved about The Prince of The Skies was the gentle flow of the writing! The story is an adventure in the skies and the authors writing style matches that sense of wonder you get when flying above the clouds, you feel such awe, such wonder at the bravery of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jean and Henri. You do feel that you’re flying through the skies with them, over mountains, across deserts and into some of the worlds most dangerous terrain. Antonio Iturbe’s writing makes the reader feel the wonder these early pioneers felt when they took to the sky, their quiet bravery matches perfectly the writing style.

He made me admire them, what to fly through the sky with them, experience the thrill of opening up the first routes that joined so many parts of the world for the first time. I wanted to spend time with these three quiet men, I admired their reserved natures when flying, yet at the same time he opened up the passionate nature that lay just under the surface. He shows us that they almost seem out of place on land, awkward, never really fitting in, yet once they take off, not only does the world open up underneath them, but so do they! Its not all about the story in the air though, yet this is where they seem most alive. He takes us into the lives they live beyond the comradery in the air, into the other passions which controlled them, for Antoine it was writing and we see how this quite remarkable man wrote a classic tale that is as loved today as it was when first published.

You can feel the research that has been undertaken to make this story as accurate as possible, but that is never allowed to overshadow the magical nature of the tale itself. He fills his tale with their exploits and their lives beyond the skies! He reflects with perfect clarity how their obsession with getting the mail from one continent to another sometimes drained them, affected their relationships with others, who often seemed to stand on the edge, supporting these pioneers of the air. We see their passion, their faults, the way they battle both the environment and their own conflicting emotions. He made the man behind The Little Prince feel real, rounded, in all his quiet passionate glory. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was more than just the author of The Prince Of The Skies, he and the men he new and loved, were explorers. They loved and were loved and yet, they are almost forgotton, shadows in history, until now.

By weaving all this into a story about adventure and risk taking, he delivers a tale about a group of remarkable men, their lives and passions.

You can buy this novel from Amazon and Waterstones, as well as you’re local independent bookshop.

About the author

ANTONIO ITURBE was born in 1967 and grew up in the dock-side neighbourhood of Barceloneta, in Barcelona. His first novel The Librarian of Auschwitz was the number one selling book in translation in the UK last year. It
has been translated into 30 languages and has sold over 600K copies internationally. Having grown up reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s books, Iturbe was inspired to write about the author’s extraordinary life. He conducted extensive research and, despite suffering from vertigo, even flew in a biplane so he would understand how it felt to fly. Iturbe hopes to translate not only the facts but also the poetry of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s writing in The Prince of the Skies.

Clandestine by James Quinn- Extract

James Quinn, author of the Gorilla Grant spy novels, will take you on a new adventure with his first short story anthology based around espionage, deception and intrigue.

A former spy investigates the murder of an old colleague – and uncovers a conspiracy that takes him back to the horrors of the Second World War.

A Close Protection Driver runs the gauntlet against assassins in the heart of Mexico City and is determined to keep his VIP alive… no matter the cost.

A Russian spymaster tells the tale of his nefarious plan to get an agent inside the Oval Office and to bring down American democracy, with devastating results for the future.

Enter a world of masterful suspense, action-packed adventures and thrilling twists with James Quinn’s ‘Clandestine’.

I am delighted to welcome author James Quinn to booksaremycwtches today and to be sharing an extract from his book of short stories in Clandestine.

DAY ONE – Cometh the Spy

The observer arrived the very next day by means of a Jaguar XK 140 MC Roadster in silver.    It flew through the winding roads like a bullet on the hunt for its target, its engine growling as the speed and pace was increased on the straights.

It finally came to rest on the gravel forecourt of the River View Hotel and Guest House, an old and trusted establishment on the edge of Oxton  which was run by a stalwart of the local community; Mrs Hyacinth Gregson.

A small case was removed from the boot of the car and then a tall striding figured made his way into reception and out of the rain.  The man wore an old army greatcoat that protected his suit underneath; flapping it with one hand to shake off the remnants of rain.  He placed down his small case onto the mat in front of the reception desk and transferred the walking cane to his left hand.  A quick PING on the Reception bell and a confident, “Hello!” told the world that a visitor had arrived in town.

Later it would be the voice that Mrs Gregson remembered the most.  It was deep, strong and cultured.  Not brusque and tuppence half penny toff like the visiting tourists or members of the local Golf Club had.  No, this one was the real thing, was used to giving commands and knew its own mind.

She lifted her perfectly coiffure head up from reading and inspected the voice’s owner.  She appraised him sternly; dark hair, strong blue eyes.  He reminded her of her late husband – Albert.

“Good evening.  I have a reservation,” said the man.  “The name is Mr Bradbury.”

So who was he?

Well his name certainly wasn’t “Bradbury”, at least not his real name.  He used names like traffic lights – he passed through them on his way to somewhere else.

His real name was H.D. Martineau – the HD standing for Henry David, but the women he had known in his life had always called him David, everybody else just called him Martineau. Those in the know from his chosen profession called him Vagabond.  He was a tall, lean man with a strong handsome face that gave off the impression of being both at once thoughtful and resilient to those around him.  He was now in his late forties and aside from the walking cane that he used for an old war wound to his right leg, he was still as fit as a man half his age.

His background was faintly aristocratic, but only distantly so, and was reflected in his disdain for material things and pomposity.  Money meant nothing to him; he neither craved it nor worried about having it.  He had never married, but had come dangerously close several times with debutantes and society girls from both sides of the Atlantic, none of which were a match for his vigour or romantic streak.

A Don at Oxford before the war, his ongoing passion for archaeology, specifically the Mayan civilisation, had stood him in good stead on a steady career. He was much published and had written several obscure books on the subject, but at parties he would never bore his guests, instead preferring to talk about other more esoteric subjects.  He had spent most of the 1930’s in South America; exploring, pursuing his academic studies and adventuring.  Then when the call for war came he had allowed himself to be recruited by a fellow Don at Oxford, Pope, for intelligence work.

Martineau had approached the world of intelligence gathering at first with amusement, then as time moved on and the brutality of the Nazi’s became apparent, with zeal.  To him it was not a game anymore it was a cause of the highest order to rid the poison of hate and Facism from the face of the earth.  He considered it his moral obligation.

Sent initially to France to organise the MI6 intelligence networks that were providing a steady flow of information, his codename had been VAGABOND.  He had lived up to the name in true form and travelled far and wide taking the fight to the enemy all over Europe and never stopping in one place for too long.  He had outwitted the German intelligence apparatus in France at every turn and then he had moved it onto Italy, Switzerland and then finally Germany itself.  There had been a cunning mind at play, a strategist, but with the physical readiness of a field man.  Martineau was quite happy to be a covert operator that stayed hidden, but was equally skilled at dispatching the enemy at close quarters if he had too.

With the wind up to the Allied invasion gathering momentum, Martineau had been transferred over to the Special Operations Executive, something seen as heresy among his MI6 colleagues, to help strengthen the resistance networks inside France.  He parachuted into France in the early months of 1942 to arm, train and organise what would later go onto become the VAGABOND Network.   Martineau was VAGABOND 1.

They had operated well, hitting the Germans in the days leading up to D-Day.  Then an ambush on a German patrol out in the sticks had gone wrong. They had wiped out the SS unit, but not before he’d taken a piece of shrapnel to his leg from a thrown German grenade.  He had been quickly airlifted out and spent the next few weeks recovering from his wounds.  He would walk with a limp and a cane for the rest of his life the doctors told him.

In the months following the fall of Berlin he had returned to France once more, this time in a more overt capacity, to head a team of investigators sent to discover what had happened to the missing SOE and SIS agents that had fallen into the hands of the Gestapo.  Martineau and his team followed the leads, interrogated captured German Intelligence and secret police…..Martineau suspected, and still did to this day, that there had been betrayal of the agents possibly further up the command chain, maybe even all the way up to SIS or SOE command.  He suspected a mole…..he just couldn’t prove it…but one day he would discover the truth and who was behind it.  As for the murdered agents, they had met their fates in the cellars of the secret police or in the concentration camps.

After the war Martineau had helped forge the new post war Secret Intelligence Service, streamlining the amateurish old boys club into something that was able to function in the new era.  Martineau and his wartime colleagues and fellow officers had a wealth of operational experience and they fought hard to give the new generation the benefit of their experience.  He completed a brief tour as Head of Station in Lima, Peru before, bored, heading back to academia where he threw himself into researching and writing a new book about the Mayan civilisation down in Oxford.

But occasionally, every now and then he would be recalled to assist his old Service in some matter.  A problem that needed investigating, a fire that needed putting out, a scandal that needed dampening down;  an agent that had gone missing, a defector that needed talking too, a lie that needed to be debunked. 

All were within the remit, and the clever mind, of Vagabond Martineau.

You can buy this short story collection from Amazon

About the author

James Quinn is the author of the “Gorilla Grant” series of spy novels. A professional security consultant and corporate intelligence operative, he currently resides in the UK but likes to travel extensively around the globe.

His latest projects are “Clandestine” – a short story anthology, based around espionage, deception and intrigue – and The Fisherman, which introduces a new character to the world of covert intelligence.

Visit the official James Quinn author website for more information about upcoming projects and events;

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Cheat Play Live by Lisa Edwards

On a beach in California, Lisa finds a shell on a rock, its two halves open to the sky. On the outside it is sea-worn and unremarkable, but on the inside it gleams like a jewel. She wonders if it is waiting to be found and cherished – like her.

The shell is the image she uses to set up an online profile that will end her marriage. It leads her to more beaches around the world – to Kenya, Thailand, Turkey, Egypt and India – in search of the freedom to choose how she wants to live. On a beach in Goa, she confronts the grief that she’s been numbing with alcohol, and finds a way to break the lock on a secret she’s been keeping inside her since she was a little girl.

For fans of Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Lisa Edwards’ story is about the search for a life beyond the one prescribed for women: marriage, babies and a high-flying career. Childfree-by-choice, she is determined to fly solo, going on holidays on her own, as well as to restaurants, bars and even clubs. But grieving for her parents, she begins to depend on the anaesthetic that alcohol gives her and it steers her life in unexpected ways. During the course of her journey she dates married men, younger men, men her own age and Muslim men, but none of them are prepared to give her her freedom. In India, she discovers yoga and a tribe of women who show her a new path, breaking the lock on the secret she’s been keeping inside her since she was a little girl.


Cheat Play Live by Lisa Edward’s is the story of her journey to self acceptance and a life lived on her terms, rejecting a loveless marriage and negative, self destructive relationships.

The story the author tells is both candid and emotional, detailing her battle against reliance on alcohol and negative sexual relationships following childhood trauma and professional pressures in the highly competitive world of publishing. What it then becomes is a story about a life, a journey, based on her terms and not societies expectations of an intelligent, single women.

Lisa Edwards story is not always an easy read, it is hard to bear witness to her decent into what felt to me a pattern of self harming to relive the relentless pressure she was under, at home to be the perfect contented wife and at work to the ultimate professional. You are party to some quite intense periods of the author detailing how destructive her life was, before seeking help and opening herself up to the potential of a life lived on her own terms. Free to love how she chooses, free to create a career that speaks to all that she is, not just those parts of her personality others seek to monopolize.

Part autobiography, part motivational message to other women in a similar situation, it’s power lies in the honesty of her writing and commitment to telling her story. Lisa Edwards lays bare her personal breakthroughs and the changes that have happened in her life, not just as a form of self healing, but a call to others that you don’t have to conform to societies expectations to be happy.

It is not an easy thing to do, but her self awareness adds a sense of sincerity to her writing, giving it emotional depth often lacking from other similar books. It is her bravery in letting us into her story that makes Cheat Play Live the powerful story it is! Not editing the often painful events from her life, to protect others and herself, was a brave thing for the author to do. True to herself and the life she has lived, it is inspiring. Her intelligence draws you into the story, her emotional honesty keeps you reading and makes this book a must read.

You can purchase this book from Amazon

About the author

Lisa Edwards is a former publisher who is now a freelance writer, editor, agent and yoga teacher. She grew up in North Wales, but has lived mostly in southeast England. She lives in Worthing, West Sussex, where she lives alone and walks by the sea every day. She splits her time between the UK and India.

You can follow the author on Twitter

Cold As Hell by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Icelandic sisters Áróra and Ísafold live in different countries and aren‘t on speaking terms, but when their mother loses contact with Ísafold, Áróra reluctantly returns to Iceland to find her sister. But she soon realizes that her sister isn’t avoiding her … she has disappeared, without trace.

As she confronts Ísafold’s abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend Björn, and begins to probe her sister’s reclusive neighbours – who have their own reasons for staying out of sight – Áróra is led into an ever-darker web of intrigue and manipulation.

Baffled by the conflicting details of her sister’s life, and blinded by the shiveringly bright midnight sun of the Icelandic summer, Áróra enlists the help of police officer Daníel, as she tries to track her sister’s movements, and begins to tail Björn – but she isn’t the only one watching…

Slick, tense, atmospheric and superbly plotted, Cold as Hell marks the start of a riveting, addictive new series from one of Iceland’s bestselling crime writers.


The crime writing genre is a tough one to get a book noticed in, simply because of the wealth of stunning books released every single year! So for a book to stand out, it has to be at the top of its game and Cold As Hell by Lilja Sigurdardottir certainly is.

As a writer Lilja Sigurdardottir never fails to deliver storylines that are both thrilling and complex, yet at the same time subtle and moving. The plot revolves around the complex relationship between two troubled sisters, one of whom has apparently disappeared without a trace, leaving the second, Áróra battling her own demons to find her.

All sibling relationships are fraught with tensions, misunderstandings. Sometimes unsurmountable struggles lead to a breakdown in the family dynamic and this painful reality is beautifully wrought in this superbly written thriller. The writer explores how sibling tensions lead to Arora having to confront thoughts and emotions she has been running from. It forces her to return to the scene of her sisters disappearance, but much more importantly to the drama as it unfolds, why her sister would seemingly have disappeared, running from an abusive relationship, yet not contacted those who would offer her comfort and sanctuary, despite all that lies between them? The way this plays out within the narrative is moving and troubling in equal measure and creates levels of tension within a story that is so much more complex than the average thriller.

For me style over substance doesn’t work and Lilja Sigurdardottir has not fallen into that trap. She weaves a complex tale of betrayal and violence, loyalty and love and yet never loses sight of the essentials of a great thriller. Because I do want to be thrilled, I just don’t want endless moments of excitement and tension without emotional connection to the characters. I wanted Áróra to face her worst fears, to suffer emotionally, which I know sounds bad of me, but it’s true and then face the possibility of a loss greater than her ability to cope with it. To see if she could carry on, to grow and change and for that the be the focus of the dramatic tension and the author delivers that and much more.

She weaves complex characters within a story dripping with a sense of ever increasing dread. No one within it is flat or one dimensional. She even turns the concept of atypical villain’s on it’s head and delivers assemble cast all of whom could have played a part in her sisters disappearance. Page by page we are taught never to take anything for granted, you heart will go out even to those you initially find yourself distrusting.

This is without a doubt one of the finest thrillers I have read this year, from a master storyteller!

You can purchase this novel directly from the publisher at Orenda Books

Or from Waterstones and Amazon

Why not order it from your local independent bookshop?

About the author

Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurdardóttir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime novels, with Snare, the first in a new series and Lilja’s English debut shortlisting for the CWA International Dagger and hitting bestseller lists worldwide. Trap soon followed suit, with the third in the trilogy Cage winning the Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year, and was a Guardian Book of the Year. Lilja’s standalone Betrayal, was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel. The film rights have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. Lilja is also an award-winning screenwriter in her native Iceland. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.

About the translator

Quentin Bates escaped English suburbia as a teenager, jumping at the chance of a gap year working in Iceland. For a variety of reasons, the gap year stretched to become a gap decade, during which time he went native in the north of Iceland, acquiring a new language, a new profession as a seaman and a family, before decamping en masse for England. He worked as a truck driver, teacher, netmaker and trawlerman at various times before falling into journalism, largely by accident. He is the author of a series of crime novels set in present-day Iceland (Frozen Out, Cold Steal, Chilled to the Bone, Winterlude, Cold Comfort and Thin Ice) which have been published worldwide. He has translated all of Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series.

The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

Just one spreadsheet away from chaos…

What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the very last decimal.

And then, for the first time, Henri is faced with the incalculable. After suddenly losing his job, Henri inherits an adventure park from his brother – its peculiar employees and troubling financial problems included. The worst of the financial issues appear to originate from big loans taken from criminal quarters … and some dangerous men are very keen to get their money back.

But what Henri really can’t compute is love. In the adventure park, Henri crosses paths with Laura, an artist with a chequered past, and a joie de vivre and erratic lifestyle that bewilders him. As the criminals go to extreme lengths to collect their debts and as Henri’s relationship with Laura deepens, he finds himself faced with situations and emotions that simply cannot be pinned down on his spreadsheets…

Warmly funny, rich with quirky characters and absurd situations, The Rabbit Factor is a triumph of a dark thriller, its tension matched only by its ability to make us rejoice in the beauty and random nature of life.


I am a massive fan of Antti Tuomainen’s writing and was excited to open the pages of his new novel and delve right in. His writing is always dark and quirky, full of characters that leap straight off the page into the reader’s mind. So fully formed, you can almost imagine them walking down the street next to you.

Henri is a delight, he is warm, funny and in an oddly comforting way isolated from the often-crazy world around him. I loved the way the writer didn’t alter his natural inclination towards resisting change as if by magic, but gradually opening him up to the possibility of a life where allowing others in, has its own rewards. He is honest, prefers the company of his cat and yet when thrown into a world of criminal activity, murder and violence, his quiet resilience is his greatest strength. Antii Tuomainen draws characters that defy the expectations you have of them, especially in The Rabbit Factor.  He takes Henri from the ordered world of an insurance mathematician, turns his life upside down and proves that not all hero’s wear cloaks and sometimes they are capable of actions that are bat shit crazy, so out of character, that you will find yourself cheering him on, no matter what he does. In Henri the writer has created a warm, loving character and in doing so, manages to make him funny and surprising, off-centre in a way any reader can understand and never predict. That is the beauty of the way Antti Tuomainen writes his characters, you can always relate to Henri, love him and cheer him on, laughing at the most unexpected moments, never at him, but because part of you can’t help but find the absurdity of the situation he finds himself in very entertaining.

The story itself is both funny and moving. I didn’t expect to feel such an emotional attachment to Henri, but by the end, I found his quirky reaction to his new life, his palatable shock at being removed from a world of order into criminal chaos, deeply endearing. I laughed at the assemble cast of peculiar characters and loved how the writer wove them in and out of the story, using them to distract and deceive the reader, while the true mastermind of what you hope will be their combined redemption or fear could be their failure, worked their magic behind the scenes.  The joy is that you never really know, if the adventure park can be saved, if Henri can not just find love, but navigate his way through the chaos to grab it with both hands, until Antti Tuomainen flicks the switch to reveal all.  He weaves all these characters and the absurdity of the events into what is a well-controlled, perfectly played out drama about the random, crazy way,life sometimes throws us curve balls, that we either catch or find our lives in free fall.  As Henri and we discover, sometimes life cannot be predicted, that mathematical equations don’t provide all the answers, but in the richness of the world outside his normal world, Henri is about to find out just what he is capable of.

It is one hell of a ride, full of surprises and always, funny.

The Rabbit Factor can be purchased directly from the publisher Orenda Books.

You can also buy it from Amazon and Waterstones

Or why not order this fabulous novel from a one of our fabulous independent bookshops?

About the author

Finnish Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed My Brother’s Keeper was published two years later. In 2011, Tuomainen’s third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for ‘Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2011’ and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award. The Finnish press labelled The Healer – the story of a writer desperately searching for his missing wife in a post-apocalyptic Helsinki – ‘unputdownable’. Two years later, in 2013, they crowned Tuomainen ‘The King of Helsinki Noir’ when Dark as My Heart was published. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller, shortlisting for the Petrona and Last Laugh Awards. Palm Beach Finland (2018) was an immense success, with The Times calling Tuomainen ‘the funniest writer in Europe’, and Little Siberia (2019) was shortlisted for the Capital Crime/Amazon Publishing Readers Awards, the Last Laugh Award and the CWA International Dagger, and won the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel. The Rabbit Factor is the first book in Antti’s first-ever series. Follow Antti on Twitter @antti_tuomainen, or on Facebook:

About the translator

David Hackston is a British translator of Finnish and Swedish literature and drama. Notable publications include The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy, Maria Peura’s coming-of-age novel At the Edge of Light, Johanna Sinisalo’s eco-thriller Birdbrain, two crime novels by Matti Joensuu and Kati Hiekkapelto’s Anna Fekete series (which currently includes The HummingbirdThe Defenceless and The Exiled, all published by Orenda Books). He also translates Antti Tuomainen’s stories. In 2007 he was awarded the Finnish State Prize for Translation. David is also a professional countertenor and a founding member of the English Vocal Consort of Helsinki.
Follow David on Twitter @Countertenorist

My Wonderful Reading Year – September 2021. The Journey Continues.

Well summer is over and autumn approaches! My favorite thing to do as the nights draw in is to cwtch up on my bed with a fabulous book and a hot drink. I’m looking forward to fascinating and moving non-fiction reads, powerful and emotional fiction to.

What follows are the books that I read in September as the seasons change.

The first book finished was a book I have owned for quite some time, Fighting Proud by Stephen Bourne. This is the untold stories of the gay men who served in our armed forces during WW1 and WW2. Moving and fascinating in equal measure, this book proves a need for the hidden history of LGBT+to be taught in our schools.

Next I finished Poems To Live Your Life by- Chosen and Illustrated by Chris Riddell. This is a wonderful collection of familiar and less familiar poems with illustrations by the immensely talented illustrator. I enjoyed it so much, especially the sense of libation I get from reading poetry collections, that can be dipped in and out of easily. The illustrations are stunning and mirror the mood and poignancy of the poems perfectly.

Next came the new release by Paula Hawkins, A Slow Fire Burning. Another superb read and my first by this author. I will now have to go back and read her other novels! Clever, funny and moving, it deserves to be a best seller.

Catch Your Breath – The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist by Ed Patrick tells of his journey to becoming a anaesthetist and the harrowing time he and other NHS staff had working the first days of the Covid outbreak. It is funny, moving and should be read by everyone.

Next I read a book that I admit has been on my bookshelves for about two years! Never Greener by Ruth Jones is all about the consequences of the decisions we can on those we love. A little bit like my reaction to Richard Osman’s novel I liked it, sort of, but not enough to want to read her other books. Yet my mother loves her novels, so each to their own, what appeals to one, doesn’t to another reader.

Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde is a wonderful collection of stories that encourages the reader to take a closer look at the lives of people we think we know, challenging us to see them and their backstories as not just figures in history, but real people.

Cheat Play Live by Lisa Edwards is the story of one women’s journey to acceptance and a life lived on her own terms.

Piranesi by Susanna Clark is stunning and a worthy winner of Women’s Prize this year. One of my favorite reads so far, it is magical and beautifully written.

Well that was September 2021. October is already set to be one full of fabulous reads and will see me take part in my first ever read along with two other wonderful book bloggers, I so excited to take part!