Kate Lord Brown

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (53 of 60)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 14,274 - Total Helpful Votes: 53 of 60
Blood & Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Ca&hellip by Alex Kershaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Come closer, 14 Mar 2014
'Blood and Champagne' reads with the pace and drama of a great novel. If you are new to Capa and Taro's work, this is a wonderful place to begin. As Capa once said if the photo is no good, you're not close enough. Kershaw's book makes you feel you are right at Capa's side.
The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh
The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Hot Summer ..., 14 Mar 2014
Award-winning author Helen Walsh’s latest novel ‘The Lemon Grove’ is tipped to be the hot read of the summer. Don’t be fooled – this is no light beach read. Like Josephine Hart, Walsh explores dangerous adult territory – desire, envy, obsession and the complicated, bittersweet experience of aging.

Jenn and Greg have summered in idyllic Deia each year, but when they are joined by their teenage daughter Emma and her boyfriend Nathan, their family will never be the same. The fact that Emma is Jenn's step-daughter tightens the tension between the women still further. Walsh is known for her unflinching prose, and as she explores one of the great taboos, there are passages not for the… Read more
The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell
The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell
5.0 out of 5 stars Evocative, 24 Feb 2014
‘The Shadow Year’ is one of those books I kept on hearing other writers recommending after its publication last year, and I now see why. The comparisons to Shreve, Du Maurier, Picoult, have been made by many, but Richell has a wonderful, individual voice.

This novel draws you in with its heady, atmospheric prose, and the detailed descriptions of the countryside are incredibly evocative - living overseas I loved being transported 'home'.

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