Review: The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale

Book: The Toymakers Robert DinsdaleThis is a book for cold winter nights and cosy evenings with crackling fires. Possibly stupidly, I read it during one of England’s rare mini-heatwaves. The story enchanted me despite the weather. The icy streets Robert Dinsdale describes made a nice change from my overheated home. Continue reading “Review: The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale”

Review: Regeneration by Pat Barker

Regeneration Pat BarkerI’m glad to have read this book on Remembrance Sunday. Set in World War One, Regeneration uncovers the hidden trauma of the trenches. Author, Pat Barker, describes the work of Dr William H. R. Rivers, a real British army psychiatrist who tried to treat shell-shocked soldiers. Continue reading “Review: Regeneration by Pat Barker”