• Book Review,  Reviews

    The Devil in the Corner – Patricia Elliott

    “‘What shall I do, Miss Caseborne? I am penniless. I have nowhere to go.’ I was dry-eyed but my voice faltered. We were sitting in the drawing room of Miss Caseborne’s Boarding Seminary for Young Ladies, surrounded by a press of empty chairs and heavy mahogany furniture. ‘Come, come,’ said my headmistress. She patted her neatly coiled hair. ‘We shall find a position for you. I shall write a reference myself.'” When Maud Greenwood’s father dies suddenly she is forced to start work as a governess. Left with no money and no known family she starts her working life. Two years later she has walked out of two jobs and…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The Devil In the Corner Blog Tour: Introducing Maud by Patricia Elliott

    Today I have Patricia Elliott on the blog introducing her newest book’s main character and how the character came about. This coincides with the publication of the book, The Devil in The Corner, which came out today from Hodder Children’s books. ***  It is hard sometimes to know whether the plot or the characters came first when you have finished writing a novel. The plot of The Devil in the Corner and its main character, Maud Greenwood, more or less happened together. I knew I needed someone who was vulnerable, who had had a troubled past and carried a burden of guilt.  So Maud was born and in many ways she had been waiting…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#73)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  A Midsummer’s Nightmare – Kody Keplinger New Kody Keplinger! WOOO! I loved The Duff and this is bound to be just as good. Its about a girl whose Dad seems to have forgotten she exists and has built up a new life without her, with a new girlfriend who happens to have a son around the same age as her – and…