Memento Mori is an enjoyable, exciting and unusual story of a criminal family in Dickensian London. It also follows O'Murtagh, a professional assassin, as she plies her trade.
There is a great period feeling to the story and the author has done a great job setting scenes. The characters are well developed and I thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous and dangerous O'Murtagh. Riley and Kavanagh have great interplay and are backed up by a great cast of supporting characters.
I haven't read anything quite like it and will be keeping my eyes open for anything else by this author.
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This is a stellar romp through Georgian Astronomy - with a difference.
The Lady Astronomer has a strong story behind it, funny, sad at times, with twists and turns that you can't anticipate. An enjoyable journey loosely based on true events concerning Caroline Herschel, beautifully written with a great cast of characters this is definitely not your average historical novel.
Leibniz the lemur was portrayed really well, as was the perpetually bonkers King George.
Highly recommended for anyone looking for something a little different. For their older children or themselves!