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#TheRabbitHoleReadingChallenge Book Review: The Woman in Silk

     Review I feel  slightly bad writing this review because I googled the author, Reg Gadney, and discovered that he died in 2018. He seems to have been a very interesting person, who created many great things throughout a very creative and fruitful lifetime. Unfortunately, this book isn't one of those things.     There are two things I really loved about it. The first is the blurb, which is shared at the end of this review. This is a book which sounds perfect for me, and I'm still looking forward to reading the story that I believed it would be. The second is the personal inscription which is in my copy. You see, someone who knows me really well also read the blurb and immediately thought of me! What could possibly go wrong?! It turns out that a book can look perfect for someone but still not be a good fit. But, honestly, this is just not a good book. There are one or two characters who threaten to be realistic but every single one of them maintains an air of unlikability, so

Weekly Scribe Curators

 In 2022, Crowvus set up the @WeeklyScribe account on Twitter. Here are the intrepid Twitter explorers who have hosted our account so far. Could you be next..?
(all the details are here: https://www.crowvus.com/rooks)


@for_fi
Fiona Forsyth studied Classics at Oxford then taught Latin and Greek at Manchester Grammar School for 25 years. She has always found the twisted politics of the Romans fascinating, so when her family moved to the Middle East she took the opportunity to write.
You can find out more about her books and sign up for her newsletter at https://fionaforsythauthor.co.uk.


@MenaceCCFC

#teacher #author & #bookreviewer. My debut novel became a #bestseller and I'm dancing around the room.

Fierce supporter of indie authors and small publishers.


@the_mark_rob

Forty-something who dresses like a thirty-something.


@Radarsteal1

After being born on the flat and barren planes of Wichita, Kansas, Radar DeBoard had nothing but time on his hands. Plenty of time to hone his craft of writing stories that explored the darkest parts of his imagination. He can analyze your fear, truly find what keeps you up at night, and then give your greatest nightmares back to you in written form. Most recently, his Cosmic Monstrosities series has been leaving people gripped in terror.


@siljaevelyn 

I'm from Finland but I moved to the UK when I was 19. I lived in England, Cambridge, for three years before I came to Scotland. I now live near Glasgow with my boyfriend and a dream of a cat baby. I write adult fiction and sometimes horror, and my debut novel Pretty Boy was published in 2020 by a small, independent publisher in England. I'm currently working on my second novel and building a career as a freelance editor. Besides writing, I love drawing, watching films and learning new languages.


@harrisonmurph1

Harrison Murphy is a writer from Lanarkshire, Scotland. A civil servant by day who lives with his partner and their cat. He is working on the Chrysalis books which focus on the societal impact of an fictional (yet conceivable) implant which will revolutionise the 2030s. He released Chrysalis in March 2022 and is working on the follow-up, Dandelion


@iaincmgray

Iain CM Gray is an expat Scot living in London. He is a father, grandfather and husband, and currently father to three cats. Iain is author of The Ruined Road, which is an eclectic collection of short stories covering a wide range of topics in varying styles. He is also the author of Zombies Wha Hae, a zombie book set in his hometown of Greenock. Both of his books are available from Amazon. When Iain finally retires from the day job he is coming home. Further information about Iain can be found at iaincmgray.com 


@dpwilsonauthor

DP Wilson is a Scottish author and broadcaster who has been, at various times in his life, a food bum, a medical consultant, a lecturer and a well-known chef and restaurateur. He has written for many years, primarily for his own psychiatric self-defence. His short stories have been longlisted as well as shortlisted for the Crowvus Scottish Horror Prize, published in the anthology; “Seasonal Spectres,” and are broadcast regularly on radio. He has also been published in the prestigious; The Horror Zine magazine.

He lives on the mystical Isle of Skye with his wife Ann and son Finn. Send wine.


@E_R_A_writes

Historical fiction author focused on bringing the medieval past to life.


@keithwdickinson

A writer since he was eight years old, when he asked for a typewriter for Christmas, Keith has published two novels so far with many more to come. When he's not writing about airships and talking cats Keith can be found either up a mountain or trying to get his foot behind his head. He hasn't managed it yet but he'll get there one day.

@mattwauthor


Author of #ya #historicalfiction - OUT OF THE SMOKE published by Wakeman Trust - Member of @SCBWI_BI - Available for school visits - #literacy workshops



@Chazzaroo

Solicitor in the north of Scotland. Writer. All tweets in my capacity as an individual.



@NightEyeEdits

Freelance Proofreader.πŸ”✍



@GregMichaelson1

An idle singer of an empty day.

[And published in the first issue of Hooded!]


@Hollie_Babbit

Clanky sweary Ironside and Restoration romancer with @SapereBooks, #BritishCivilWars historian, proud cat mum. Happy endings optional.


@cthorndycroft

Chris Thorndycroft developed a fascination with medieval history after seeing Errol Flynn’s swashbuckling antics in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) at the age of six. His obsession later found an outlet in creative writing and he has now written nine historical novels including the Hengest and Horsa Trilogy and the Arthur of the Cymry Trilogy which are set in 5th century Arthurian Britain as well as Lords of the Greenwood and Rotherwood: A Prequel to Ivanhoe, both of which look at the origins of Robin Hood.

Born in Portsmouth, England, Chris has lived in the Netherlands and Wales before settling in Norway with his wife, two kids and a couple of cats.



@Cara_Donald

Hot chocolate expert/ scalding bath taker/ nature nosier 🐢🐳🐲

@AsTheHeroFlies

Superheroes. Werewolves. Brave kids. Post-apocalyptic worlds. If you're reading a story by G.A. Bassier, chances are you'll find at least one of these elements. An eclectic author who delights in crafting great reads across all genres, G.A. Bassier's work has appeared in everything from horror magazines to Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her debut novel, Even Heroes, can be found on Amazon. Some of her fondest childhood memories are of falling in love with the rabbits of Watership Down, getting the heck scared out of her by the Scary Stories books, and imagining she had telekinetic powers like Roald Dahl's Matilda. As a writer, G.A. Bassier hopes to ignite that same spark of imagination in readers of all ages. She never knows where the next literary adventure will take her, but she hopes you'll come along for the ride.


@DaysDyingGlory

Virginia grew up in Orkney, using the breath-taking scenery to fuel her imagination and the writing fire within her. Her favourite genres to write are fantasy and historical fiction, sometimes mixing the two together. She enjoys swashbuckling stories such as the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and is still waiting for a screen adaption that lives up to the book!

When she's not writing, Virginia is usually to be found teaching music. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of music, especially as a tool of inspiration.

She now lives in the far flung corner of Scotland, soaking in inspiration from the rugged cliffs and miles of sandy beaches.

She loves cheese, music and films, but hates mushrooms. 

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