Corpus By Rory Clements

Corpus By Rory Clements


This title will be released on January 26, 2017.

Europe is in turmoil.
The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland.
In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror.
Spain has erupted in civil war.

In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead in her Cambridge bedroom, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers.

In a London club, three senior members of the British establishment light the touch paper on a conspiracy that will threaten the very heart of government. Even the ancient colleges of Cambridge are not immune to political division. Dons and students must choose a side: right or left, where do you stand?

When a renowned member of the county set and his wife are found horribly murdered, a maverick history professor finds himself dragged into a world of espionage which, until now, he has only read about in books. But the deeper Thomas Wilde delves, the more he wonders whether the murders are linked to the death of the girl with the silver syringe – and, just as worryingly, to the scandal surrounding King Edward VIII and his mistress Wallis Simpson…

My Thoughts:

I have to say this is not a book I would normally go for, but I decided to try it and I am glad I did. It is set in 1936 which was a very highly political time in the war. Stalin and Hitler were at their all time high and getting even more aggressive. I found that this book was very educational and infomative as I learnt a lot about that era that I didn’t actually know. I became entranced with Thomas Wilde and what he would do or come up with next that I had to read it within one sitting. The chapters are not too long so you just think just one more chapter and then I had finished the book. A very well thought out story with a new hero of mine Thomas Wilde.

I was given a ARC for an honest review.

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The Gingerbread Girl By Sheila Newberry

The Gingerbread Girl By Sheila Newberry



London, 1936

Ill and stuck in hospital at Christmas, seven year old Cora Kelly is excited to receive a visit from her mother, who brings her the gift of a gingerbread man. But little does Cora know that this will be the last time she sees her . . .

As Cora continues her recovery on a farm in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, tragedy strikes her family and she moves back to London with her new guardian, Eliza.

Here they live a happy, if simple, life. But, as the Second World War approaches, and the past comes knocking, everything changes.

Will Cora be able to escape the inevitable, or is she destined to repeat her parents’ mistakes?

My Thoughts:

This is a story about Cora and her family in London in 1936. The detail about this era is fascinating and very well descriptive. Poor little Cora after being in hospital for months what she did not realise is that when her mother came to visit her it would be for the very last time. To help with her recovery she goes to stay at a farm in Norfolk but when tragedy strikes her family she has to move back to London. I have read Sheila’s previous novels and enjoyed them and this one was very good too. A heart warming tale.

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