Kate Braithwaite

"I like good strong words that mean something" Louisa M. Alcott

My Sunshine Away

I’ve just read My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh for Bookbrowse and very much enjoyed it. It’s first and foremost a piece of literary fiction. But Walsh steps up the … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oprah Book Club pick!

I am so happy to see Cynthia Bond’s novel picked up by Oprah Winfrey. It was THE BEST book I read last year (out of over 70 novels) and I … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Q&A with Cynthia Bond

  I recently had the opportunity to ask Cynthia Bond some questions about her novel Ruby which I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing for the Historical Novel Society. … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reading and writing

I have been busy the last few months reading and writing for the Historical Novel Society. My reading highlights include: Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood. Beautifully written novel! Read my … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Fay Weldon

Yesterday the Historical Novel Society published my interview with British author/living legend Fay Weldon. Honestly it was less an interview than a Q&A but I was and am delighted by … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Translation news

A few words or phrases I’ve not yet blogged about but are in the translation pipeline… egg salad = egg mayonnaise why I can’t say mayo hooking up consignment sales … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review request

Happy today to be asked to review The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri for the Historical Novel Society. I read about it for my article for the HNS on the Booker Longlist. Also, … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment
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