I find reviewing extraordinarily rewarding. I have reviewed for Scotland on Sunday for the past four years or so, covering a fantastic selection of fiction and non-fiction.
Here are just a few (in order of publication rather than alphabetical), some of which may still be available through the newspaper’s website.
The Cardinal’s Hat by Mary Hollingsworth, Profile Books 2004
The Bugatti Queen by Miranda Seymour 2004
The Jesuits by Jonathan Wright, HarperCollins 2004
A Little History of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow, Chatto & Windus 2004
The Reformation of the Image by Joseph Leo Koerner, Reaktion Books 2004
Love and Hate in Jamestown by David A. Price, Faber and Faber 2004
The Apothecary’s Daughter by Patricia Schonstein, Bantam Press 2004
Hawkwood by Frances Stonor Saunders, Faber and Faber 2004
Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford, Viking 2004
The Pope’s Daughter by Caroline P Murphy, Faber and Faber 2005
Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean, Oxford University Press 2006
Zoli by Colum McCann, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006
Love Falls by Esther Freud, Bloomsbury 2007
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris, Doubleday 2007
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo, Chatto & Windus 2007
I’ve included my reviews of some of the most interesting books on other pages – you can find them in the sidebar.