Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

Published by Honno  Synopsis: Elizabeth Davis - known in Wales as Betsy Cadwaladyr - was a ladies' maid from Meirionnydd who travelled the world and gained fame as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was a dynamic character who broke free of the restrictions placed on women in Victorian times to lead a life … Continue reading Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

Dragonsbane by Jun Prince (Freehave Online #1), narrated by Amy Landon

Synopsis: Freehaven Online is more than a game to Justine. By day, she creates monsters for the world, by night she's raiding dungeons. Most importantly, it's her one connection to her dead brother whose buffs still linger within the game. When his virtual shrine is threatened by an update Justine reforges his guild to complete … Continue reading Dragonsbane by Jun Prince (Freehave Online #1), narrated by Amy Landon

The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters (Black Death #2)

Synopsis: As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to … Continue reading The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters (Black Death #2)

In The Night Wood by Dale Bailey

Synopsis: In this contemporary fantasy, the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject. American Charles Hayden came to England to forget the past. Failed father, failed husband, and failed scholar, Charles hopes to put his life back together with a biography of Caedmon Hollow, … Continue reading In The Night Wood by Dale Bailey

Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest by Henry Nicholls

Synopsis: A narcoleptic's tireless journey through the neuroscience of disordered sleep. Whether it's a bout of bad jet lag or a stress-induced all-nighter, we've all suffered from nights that left us feeling less than well-rested. But for some people, getting a bad night's sleep isn't just an inconvenience: it's a nightmare. In Sleepyhead, science writer … Continue reading Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest by Henry Nicholls