Tag: English setting

Sadie Jones’s — The outcast *****

Sadie Jones’s — The outcast *****

In 1950s England, Lewis’s mother drinks a bottle of wine, and drowns while out on a picnic with her son. Because of his failure to save his mother, Lewis’s response to his guilt becomes unruly and he lands in jail. On his release, he discovers the past is ever present within both his remaining family and his village community that no longer trust him.

Tracy Chevalier’s — Remarkable creatures *****

Tracy Chevalier’s — Remarkable creatures *****

When Mary scours the English beaches, she discovers she has an eye for uncovering fossilized skeletons. In an age where women were barred from science, she is viewed as sinful. Only when she befriends Elizabeth who also scours beaches, does she find a like-minded companion. Continue reading “Tracy Chevalier’s — Remarkable creatures *****”

Connie Willis’ — Blackout and All Clear*****

Connie Willis’ — Blackout and All Clear*****

Blackout is about characters who travel back in time to view different historical events during World War II, but after they arrive, there’s a mess up in the time travel lab, and they find themselves stuck in Oxford, England. Continue reading “Connie Willis’ — Blackout and All Clear*****”

Justine Picardie’s — Daphne

Justine Picardie’s — Daphne

This is a novel that blends fact with fiction. A young woman is writing her Ph.D on both Daphne du Maurier and the Brontes. Daphne, famous for her memorable books — Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and The Birds, finds her life in a downward spiral after her marriage fails. She lives out the remainder of her life in Cornwall, and the researcher uncovers secrets that make this an enthralling mystery.