She breathes like a butterfly: small, stilted wiry breaths, filigree fragile like her wings so easily squashed between a finger and thumb.   She breathes on though - all tubes and blinking lights as her chest falls, falls, then rises in defiance against the pale washed walls.   She flutters and flits, paper thin limbs … Continue reading Growth/decay

Review of The Restless Sea, Vanessa De Haan

The Restless Sea by Vanessa De Haan is a well-crafted piece of historical fiction which explores the themes of friendship, loyalty and love. De Haan’s research and ability to weave multiple perspectives, storylines and settings together is truly something to be admired. Her command of imagery brought the beauty of North Scotland to life, alongside … Continue reading Review of The Restless Sea, Vanessa De Haan