#WWWWednesday – 9th June 2021

WWWWednesdays

Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, this meme is all about the three Ws:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Why not join in too?  Leave a comment with your link at Taking on a World of Words and then go blog hopping!


Currently reading

Mrs England by Stacey Halls (eARC, courtesy of Manilla Press via NetGalley)

West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to life at the isolated Hardcastle House, it becomes clear there’s something not quite right about the beautiful, mysterious Mrs England. Ostracised by the servants and feeling increasingly uneasy, Ruby is forced to confront her own demons in order to prevent history from repeating itself. After all, there’s no such thing as the perfect family – and she should know.

The Fort (City of Victory #1) by Adrian Goldsworthy (ARC, courtesy of Head of Zeus)

AD 105: Dacia. The Dacian kingdom and Rome are at peace, but no one thinks that it will last. Sent to command an isolated fort beyond the Danube, centurion Flavius Ferox can sense that war is coming, but also knows that enemies may be closer to home.

Many of the Brigantes under his command are former rebels and convicts, as likely to kill him as obey an order. And then there is Hadrian, the emperor’s cousin, and a man with plans of his own.


Recently finished

Links from the titles will take you to my review.

Two Women in Rome by Elizabeth Buchan

Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré 

This Is How We Are Human by Louise Beech

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams 

The Serpent King by Tim Hodkinson (eARC, courtesy of Head of Zeus)


What Cathy (will) Read Next

Scandalous AlchemyScandalous Alchemy by Katy Moran (ARC, courtesy of Head of Zeus)

Fontainebleau in 1825 is a glittering international court, rich with intrigue, passion and simmering violence. Lieutenant Colonel Kit Helford must navigate these treacherous waters to deliver the beautiful, self-destructive Princess Royal to her prospective husband. Kit’s childhood friend, Clemency Arwenack, is tasked with safeguarding her royal mistress’s reputation as the princess awaits a marriage she is dreading.

But both have secrets they will hide at all costs. Kit is on the run – from a man shot and left for dead back in London and a lifetime of scandal that includes a liaison with the princess herself. He will do anything to salvage his family’s reputation. Clemency, meanwhile, conducts a perilous trade in lies and blackmail as she seeks to destroy the princess, not protect her.

With the princess’s life under threat, Kit and Clemency are pitted against each other, even as a dangerous attraction grows between them. The past hunts them both, remorselessly, relentlessly, and neither can escape it for long.

10 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday – 9th June 2021

  1. I’ve never read any John le Carré. Your review suggests his latest might not be the best one to start with. Any recommendations of where a first time le Carré reader should begin?

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  2. I love Stacey Hall’s other books. I really want to read Mrs England it looks fantastic. I hope you are enjoying it!

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