Nap Lombard wrote this novel set in Blitz London while they were living it. In fact, they were air-raid wardens themselves — the simultaneous monotony and chaos of inspired their writing.
I love going to visit old cemeteries; it’s so quiet and peaceful. There is amazing history to be discovered just by walking through.
Emmy has been hired to help sort reader letters for the advice columnist Mrs. Bird. A gruff, old-fashioned woman, she refuses to answer anything that references the “unpleasantness,” so Emmy begins to write her own replies.
With absurd hauteur / New tulips dab their shadows / In water-mutter. ~ Richard Kenney Books for March: New titles from Marcus Sedgwick and Lucy Ribchester, and a reissue from Frances Hardinge.
Sarah Gale is a seamstress and convicted murderer awaiting execution in Newgate Prison. She was tried for assisting her boyfriend, James Greenacre, in the killing of another woman and has lost her case against the Crown. With only a few weeks until her sentence is carried out, Edmund Fleetwood, a barrister, is assigned to review…