Three London bookish events I’m gutted to be missing (but you could go?)

Book Thoughts, literary london, London, Writing


It’s so exciting to be living in London where there are SO many people who love books, and hence LOADS of awesome book events! Here’s three that I can’t make but maybe you should go? They look so good!

Suffragettes, Circuses, tigers and journalists: a bizarre jaunt around Victorian London in The Hourglass Factory

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, London, Writing

IMG_8738 Frankie George is sent by her newspaper for her first proper piece – a profile of suffragette-trapeze artist Ebony Diamond. But while she’s on the trail, Ebony lashes out at her then disappears mysteriously in the middle of her performance. Frankie gains a snake-charmer and dubious errand boy as sidekicks along the way as well as meeting a vast variety of characters, and quest to find Miss Diamond uncovers plots and secrets that she would never have dreamt of. 

I really, really, wanted to really really like this book. I started reading it just before Christmas, and with Victorian London, Suffragettes, circuses, plots, mysteries and journalists I was anticipating a novel of complete delight. And true, some of it was there. The plot swung around a huge variety of intriguing settings, bizarre twists and colourful characters – but for me, ultimately, this novel was lacking.