An Almond for a Parrot

July 14, 2017

In my opinion...

 

What fun this novel is- and such a captivating cover, commented on by everyone who saw me reading it.

 

It certainly won’t suit everybody, as we romp through naughty Georgian London, in the company of an extremely endearing narrator.

 

The raunchy descriptions are evocative and memorable, the use of language  intriguing making me smile, even whilst coyly averting my eyes

 

There is magic, there are exotic recipes, it is indeed a fairytale for adults, and at times belief has to be suspended, but in the way of all good stories there is a moral to be learned- and I closed this book with tears in my eyes.

 

Wray Delaney, I am impressed, I would love to know more about the research and inspiration behind this unique tale.

 

Thank you Harper Collins for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this fascinating book

 

 

Want to know more?

 

I would like to make myself the heroine of this story – an innocent victim led astray. But alas sir, I would be lying…’

London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It’s a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror’s assistant, to celebrated courtesan at her stepmother’s Fairy House, the notorious house of ill-repute where decadent excess is a must…

Tully was once the talk of the town. Now, with the best seats at Newgate already sold in anticipation of her execution, her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who can help her avoid the gallows.

She is Tully Truegood.

Orphan, whore, magician’s apprentice.

Murderer?

 

I was drinking...

 

A raspberry mojito , as colourful as a parrot!

 

 

 

My rating...

 

A cheeky 4 glasses of bubbles

 

  

 

 

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