Elinor Carlisle

Elinor Carlisle - a Woman of good character
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (106 of 133)
Location: Berkshire,UK
Birthday: 23 Mar
In My Own Words:
Single aspiring writer. No children by choice. Type 1 Diabetes since age 4. Crap job cleaning offices. Author & creator of the Lynchcliffe Cuckoo series of novels some of which are available on Kindle.

Writing, reading, cinema, swimming, watching TV, being part of online Night Reading community.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 24,621 - Total Helpful Votes: 106 of 133
Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost by Tom Winton
Having heard so much about this book from fellow writers I finally got round to reading it and I am so glad I did.

In a coma after a bad accident; Jack Phelan, an Ernest Hemmingway aficionado, finds himself in the company of the legendary writer. He learns that he will have four days with Papa before God makes a decision about his future. Spending time with Hemmingway and an assortment of dead writers gives Jack a perspective on life and his own hidden talent that he could never have gotten otherwise.

Jack's return to consciousness launches him into a new way of life and he feels led to write about his comatose experience. But problems for he and his wife mount and… Read more
Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders &hellip by Rebekah Pierce
The story of this book is compelling. Murders of Negro women in a Negro district in Richmond, Virginia, on the threshold of the Wall Street crash of October 1929. The plot deals with the racial tensions of the time. The flawed reluctant hero, Sy Sanford, is a Negro Great War veteran, struggling with alcoholism and a gambling addiction as well as memories of the poverty and domestic violence against which he was raised. For the times Sy is credible although I felt that the ending was a huge disappointment.

But there were so many typos, missing words and inconsistencies that I only managed to read to the end because I wanted to know what happened to Sy.

Things like… Read more
The Thackery Journal by John Holt
The Thackery Journal by John Holt
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I wasn't sure whether I would like this book. After all, being British, I knew very little about the American Civil War, other than that President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes-Booth whilst at the theatre, the one undisputed historical fact of the time.

However John Holt's evocative prose and meticulous research drew me in and I read the whole book in two sittings. The one nit-pick I have was the common mistake in Chapter nineteen where it should read hanged by the neck until dead, not hung, and think Mr Holt should have known better, although I know how hard editing your own work can be.

This book looks at a what if scenario, what if Lincoln's Generals had… Read more

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