Friday 11 May 2012

Friday Recommends

Friday again, and it's time for my choice of book for Friday recommends...

This is an exciting book blog hop that book bloggers can take part in once a week to share with their followers, the books that they most recommend reading!

The rules for Friday Recommends are:

Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
Pick a book that you've read, and have enjoyed enough to recommend to other readers. It can be a book you've read recently, or a book you read years ago - it's up to you - but make sure you tell us why you love the book (like a mini review). You make the post as long or as short as you like.
Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

My Friday recommended read this week




Elizabeth Wilhide

My thanks to Newbooks for an advance reading copy to review

Ashenden is the story of a house, and the people who made it grow and prosper, from its construction in 1775, by the architect, though to the present day occupiers in 2010. The story is told as a fascinating social commentary, and as we watch events unfold, we see the house take centre stage.
I found the book interesting and informative; the author has paid great attention to detail, and has managed to convey a real sense of time and place. The timeline sequence which forms the main body of the narrative is divided into easily manageable sections, with each chapter having its own distinct historical appeal.
Overall, I think the book will appeal to historical fiction enthusiasts, and with the current popularity for social drama set in English Country Houses, I am sure this will satisfy those readers who enjoy good historical fiction.

This debut book will be published in June 2012 by Fig Tree, an imprint of Penguin

Fig Tree (28 Jun 2012)


  1. I hovered over this one, Josie but resisted! Beautiful cover. Will be interested to see what you think of it.

    1. It is a lovely cover, Treez - it reminds me a Jane Austen Novel.


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