Review: The Long, Long Life of Trees, by Fiona Stafford

Published by: Yale University Press Publication Date: 2nd August 2016 (UK), 27th September 2016 (USA) Price: Hardback – £11.89 (UK), $30.00 (USA); Kindle – £11.30 (UK) I.S.B.N.: 9780300207330

Review: The Shining Woman by Marjorie Bowen

Published by: Endeavour Press Publication date: 13th May 2016 I.S.B.N: 9781533249647 Blurb Now chiefly remembered as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin has often been acclaimed as a prophetess of the emancipation of her sex — a woman who did much to smooth the way for subsequent female triumphs.Continue reading “Review: The Shining Woman by Marjorie Bowen”

Review: ‘The Secret Poisoner’ by Linda Stratman

Published By: Yale University Press Publication Date: 22nd March 2016 ISBN: 9780300204735 R.R.P. (hardback): £20.00 (but it’s cheaper online) Another one from

Review: Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology’ by Alan Kolok

Published by: Island Press Publication Date: 5th May 2016 ISBN: 9781610913812 Price: Hardback £27.00, Paperback 14.00 (from I received a review copy from in return for a review – as per usual. Blurb Traditional toxicology textbooks tend to be doorstops: tomes filled with important but seemingly abstract chemistry and biology. Meanwhile, magazine and journal articles introduceContinue reading “Review: Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology’ by Alan Kolok”

Review: ‘Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World’ by Tim Whitmarsh

Battling the Gods Atheism in the Ancient World by Tim Whitmarsh   Published by: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 4th February 2016 Edition: Hardcover ISBN: 9780571279302 Price: £25.00 (GBP)