I had meant to follow on my Christmas plug of the month with a daily plug for fellow Unbounders still toiling away at the crowdfunding coalface.
Alas, time has run away with me, so I’ll have to do a few at at a time. So, if you are looking for that last minute, unusual gift for a friend or family member, why not back one of these fabulous books?
- ‘Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore‘ by Emma Southon was one of the first Unbound books I backed. It deals with life and times of an extraordinary Roman woman, Agrippina (granddaughter of Augustus, niece of Tiberius, sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius and mother of Nero), and judging by the extract is told with great verve and wit. I think it’s terrific.
- ‘Domini Mortum‘ by Paul Holbrook is a supernatural murder mystery set in Victorian London. This one has a wonderful Gothic feel to it, and has the added advantage of being set in York, which is one of my favourite cities. The opening section completely draws you in. Besides, a novel that starts with death by chocolate surely has to be on everyone’s wish list doesn’t it?
- ‘Between the Regions of Kindness‘ by Alice Jolly is a novel that has something in common with ‘Echo Hall’ as it too deals with different generations’ experience of war. Through the stories of Rose in World War 2 and Lara and Jay during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, she explores the cost of peace and the price of conscience. Alice is a fine writer and this one is well worth a pledge.