12 February 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #3

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen To Paper and is a chance to share the book you're currently lusting after. It's weekly because we're bookworms and we love to read. A lot. So sometimes our MOST WANTED is quickly read and replaced.

I'll also be posting a non-book wishlist item. But it will probably be book-related because let's be honest, I can't help myself. Books are my life.


A dark, mind-bending drama about greed, passion and loss: set between modern day London and World War 2.

Grieving for her late grandfather, Annie is a young high-flying London career woman. Underneath however, emotions are coming to a head as childhood nightmares of shadowy pursuers and dark forests are rekindled. Losing a grip on reality she begins to see ghosts from the world her grandfather inhabited as a young man as an RAF pilot in WWII.

With Annie's sanity questioned and her materialistic world crumbling, conflict arises with her boyfriend and her high paid job. Laid off from work and isolated, she imagines that somehow she has been plunged back into WW2 where she is enlisted as a ferry pilot. She falls in love with an RAF officer and loses all desire to return to modern society and its shallow values.

When her lover goes missing in action, the shock sends her spiralling back to contemporary London where she searches for truth and a way back to the only man she ever loved.

I just really want to read this. It sounds right up my street, just my cup of tea. But, there are barely any reviews floating around (only two that I've found) and none from anyone I really trust (which is really just fellow bloggers).

I'm a sucker for British writing, for historical stories, for stories which text boundaries. And this seems to tick all of those boxes.

Next pay day I'm going to shell out and get a copy. And if it's as good as it looks, then I'll be shelling out for another copy too for a giveaway. I might be totally and utterly skint, but who can resist the call of a book?

What book are you most looking forward to?


Look at this beauty of a bookmark!

I don't even use bookmarks, I just close the book and seem to open it at the right bit again, but I could easily make an exception for any of the beautiful offerings at MauveMagpie.

And not only does this delightful maker make bookmarks - she makes all sorts of hand stamped goodies like keyrings and necklaces and bracelets and much more including non-hand stamped jewellery and accessories. From existing designs to your own personal ones, she can do pretty much anything. And all at an amazing price.


  1. This book sounds amazing. Hope you get it soon. =)
    My WW: http://emsworldofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/02/wishlist-wednesday-6.html

  2. That sounds like a good book! I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/wishlist-wednesday-85.html

  3. Love the title of the book!! Sounds interesting. The bookmark is awesome :)

  4. Cora I've not heard of Rhubarbs and Circuses before, but since I've been reading outside of my comfort zone a lot lately, I may just have to give this book a try. Also how amazing is that bookmark? I'm the biggest ever bookmark collector, but certainly wouldn't mind adding that to my collection!

  5. I've never heard of this book until now, but I certainly am intrigued by it! I can't wait to see what you think of it! I've recently started hunting around for some nice bookmarks - though I don't always use them. The bookmark above is gorgeous!

  6. Thank you for featuring Mauve Magpie's boomarks! Just been browsing and found a Big Bang Theory bookmark & Hunger Games bookmark I MUST HAVE! x


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