Review: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

Book review: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth Published 2019 by Vintage Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia “Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose.” Read the official blurb here Kate Forsyth is an exceptional storyteller. She imbues every word she writes with feeling and imagination. Her latest novel, The Blue Rose, is no exception. Forsyth delivers such well-balanced insight into worlds past that readers willingly lose themselves among people living out the story she weaves. Her knitting together of truth and fiction, dressing of fact with the finery of fantasy, and s

May readings - article round up

I have a varied handful of articles for you this month, everything from Instagram hashtags to Gaelic poems, to Gene Stratton-Porter. I'm on Instagram a lot. It's easier to use than Twitter (for me) because I like taking photos and having an Instagram account is akin to an e-photo album. My main sticking point is remembering that I'm meant to be doing authorly type things and forgetting that not everyone wants to share in my obsession with flowers, old buildings, and holiday snaps. It's hard but I do try to keep the personal type posts to a minimum, sprinkling them in here and there so my account maintains a balance of pretty things, books I've read, books I'm selling, my articles, and litera

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