Literary Linking 28/02/15

To start things off, here's Sunili Govinnage's article in The Guardian on reading only non-white authors in 2014. One of the things that stuck out to me the most was this: What this means is that if diverse books are only valued because they can be categorised as being different per se, they are still othered. … Continue reading Literary Linking 28/02/15

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The Winter Sea/Sophia’s Secret, by Susanna Kearsley

I never like it when books are published under different titles in different Anglophone countries. For a start, it makes it harder to title the reviews 😉 This book, by Canadian author Susanna Kearsley, was released in North America as The Winter Sea and in the UK as Sophia's Secret. The book interweaves the story of Carrie McClelland, … Continue reading The Winter Sea/Sophia’s Secret, by Susanna Kearsley

The Falconer, by Elizabeth May

The Falconer is set in an alternate, steampunk-inspired version of Victorian Edinburgh, in which ornithopters and mechanical tea-making machines (Mrs Doyle from Father Ted would loathe this world!) are commonplace. After Aileana Kameron's mother is killed by a faery, she trains and hunts down faeries in the hopes of one day killing her mother's murderer … Continue reading The Falconer, by Elizabeth May