Fact & Fiction | The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

Matthew Hopkins is a name I came across a long time ago and even though his self appointed reign of terror made me shudder, Beth Underdown’s debut The Witchfinder’s Sister makes it real and makes you feel as if you’re there … I’m sharing my thoughts today as part of the blog tour organised by Penguin Random House. The Witchfinder’s Sister published 2 March in digital, hardcover and audio formats.…

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Talk of the Town | the place for bookish people to be

I have some news to share with you this week.  Some of you may know that at the beginning of January, Heidi from Cosmochicklitan welcomed baby daughter number 2 into the family.  As you can imagine, with nights being days and days being night Heidi’s life has different priorities (and much less time for weekly commitments).  So I am sad to say that Heidi will no longer be co-hosting Talk…

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Enhancing Mood | Your Top 10 Scents

In my recent article on enhancing mood with scent, the question I asked ‘What is your favourite scent?’ elicited an array of aromas.  There was a clear winner from your 182 comments: Do you know the properties of the scents you love?  Here’s the lowdown on 5 of your top 10 choices. Vanilla Your top favourite is an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge (reducing fevers and fighting infection), antidepressant, sedative, relaxing…

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