Best Biographies & Memoirs of Women
Reviewed By BookViral

A remarkably brave woman, and a remarkable book...!

Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Recommend  for the coveted BookViral Crimson Quill. To make your recommendation simply click on the award badge below..…. 

  • ASIN: ‎ B09HKGN2XW
  • Publisher: ‎ Cassandra Campbell-Kemp; 1st edition (29 Sept. 2021)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 363 pages
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs of Women


The BookViral Review:

A predecessor to ‘Cauliflowers through the cat flap and other tales from a solitary lockdown’, ‘Tales from the Hamlet’ meanders purposefully through altogether more social adventures in Italy. An intriguing blend of travelogue and memoir in the Biographies & Memoirs of Women genre it’s a fascinating and informative journey of discovery as Cassandra Campbell-Kemp’s immersive narrative delves deeply into Italy’s topography, landscape, food and people.

From endearing and entertaining characters to interesting (and sometimes emotional) forays into Italian history, Campbell-Kemp expertly links the past and the present, demonstrating how the Country has been shaped by its predecessors, with abundant and mouth-wateringly edible temptations, lively social events and cultural idiosyncrasies linking one chapter to the next.

Explosions of imagery burst from between micro forays, as she in the same few lines draws you in and takes your breath away, eloquently describing the ancient countryside, whilst in the background her pensive hunger for her own ‘England’ calls her insistently. Her descriptions of Verona drawing a parallel with Dickens’ own musings on the city, as she captures its beauty, timelessness, and sense of history still lived.

With honest self-description, Campbell-Kemp keeps it real, never shy to divulge the highs and the lows, and the difficulties of a lone English woman negotiating the mundane aspects of health, housing and business. However, she approaches her writing with the same gusto that she applies to her life-diving in and eager to explore with every sense the plethora of experiences offered.

A remarkably brave woman, and a remarkable book, written with sophisticated vocabulary, captivating candour and the most beautiful descriptive tone, which literally opens up Italy for the reader like a bloom, defying you not to feel just the beginning tingles of itchy ‘travellers’ feet. A five star read Tales from the Hamlet is unreservedly recommended!

Recommended Book Reviews
In The BookViral Spotlight

Lighthearted memoirs

Full of irony and with a wry, sometimes depreciating flavour, ‘Cauliflowers through the cat flap and other tales from a solitary lockdown’ is a transparent and honest fly on the wall biographical account of one woman’s lockdown experience. Not just any woman. A women who is indeed, as her friends tell her, ‘excellent at putting words together’.

Read More »
Religious Historical Fiction

Religious Historical Fiction

With a delicacy befitting the word of God, Sprowles crafts a fascinating and believable account from just one Bible verse – that of the stranger in the Garden of Gethsemane who flees on the night of Jesus betrayal

Read More »

Author Publishing Tips & Recommended Book Reviews

Jealousy In Relationships
Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

Jealousy In Relationships

Classic stanza’s that reach the heart and soul  with prose that slip from thought to heart to remind us we are never alone. With worldwide downloads exceeding 250K and the beautiful Heathcliff’s Soul included this is one poetry book you must read.

Read More »

Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives. 

© Copyright 2019 BookViral Reviews. All Rights Reserved.