Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

The Familiars by Stacey Halls made a special connection with me. The book is set in Lancashire in the early 1600s and is a beautiful, fictional tale set around the very real people and events which took place during the Pendle Witch trials, a part of history that my hometown is built around, with many residents still believing in curses of the Pendle Witches.

Book Review: The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev

I picked up The Torrents of Spring by mistake in my local bookshop. It is quite an old edition, with a beautiful cover, illustrations inside, and kept in a protective sleeve and upon the first view, I thought it was The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway. I quickly realised that I was wrong when…