In Defence of Smut

As some of you know, I work in the book industry. I am surrounded by the latest books on the market, often proofs before they are published. Back around January/February time, I got my hands on a white proof with a provocative black slit on the cover. The spine said simply Maestra. My boss put … More In Defence of Smut

Book Review – The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst

One of the things I love the most about working as a bookseller is that we are invited to events by publishers. I picked up a bound proof of this book at the HarperCollins Big Book Tour at the end of June. It is due to be published in the UK in October 2015. This novel is … More Book Review – The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst