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To The Fair Land on Tour!

This week, 26 April to 2 May 2021, To The Fair Land is on a blog tour, covering twenty one blogs in seven days with a mix of articles, author q and as, extracts and reviews.   You can follow the tour here:- 26 April 2021 Quirky Book Reads - Review - Meet the Author Proud Book Reviews   - Review    27 April 2021 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - Excerpt Cup of Toast - Interview 33 South Textworks - Review  28 April 2021 Chez Maximka - Review B for BookReview - Author Q and A Everywhere & Nowhere - Excerpt  29 April 2021 What Cathy Read Next - Review Historical Fiction With Spirit - Guest Blog - The Burney Family and To The Fair Land The Story Scribbler - Review (Instagram) 30 April 2021 Northern Reader - Review The Magic of Wor(l)ds - Q and A @theb00kreader - Instagram 1 May 2021 Rev Rebecca Writes: Eat, Write, Pray - Review Jess Bookish Life - Review Bibliostatic 2 May 2021 Bookwormsina - Review (Instagram) Ceri's Little B

My Month in Books: April 2021

I've picked out two very different books from the titles I read this month. First is Suzie Grogan's beautiful study of the poet Keats: John Keats: Poetry, Life and Landscapes. It's followed by Conn Iggulden's robust historical novel, Wars of the Roses: Stormbird.  John Keats: Poetry, Life and Landscapes, Suzie Grogan (Pen & Sword, 2021) In her book, John Keats: Poetry, Life and Landscapes , Suzie Grogan writes, “I would always advise even the most cynical person to find a poet who speaks to them as Keats does to me”. As far as Suzie Grogan is concerned, poetry is for everyone, and for everyone there will be a poet who speaks to them. This principle informs every page of her exploration of the poet who, since she was twelve, has accompanied her “through both good and very bad times”.    The book reflects a relationship that is intensely personal: the author shares her experiences of following in Keats’s footsteps in Hampstead, Oxford, the Isle of Wight and elsewhe