Author Archives: Julie Haiselden

About Julie Haiselden

Between 1999-2019, I worked in the NHS and am now a Church of England verger and National Trust room guide. I've written three published novels and am an amateur blogger. As well as being a school alumna, I occasionally tread the boards. I enjoy rambling and taking photos. Since 2016, I've been part of the reviewing team at Whispering Stories.

The Wrecking Storm by Michael Ward – Book Review

Genre: Historical Mystery Pages: 220 Publisher: Sharpe Books Release Date: 14 April 2021 Star Rating: 5 I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Synopsis 1641 – London. The poisonous dispute pushing King Charles … Continue reading

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Mouse Tails by Valerie Greenfield – Children’s Book Review

  Mouse Tales Valerie Greenfield Genre: Children’s Literature and Fiction Pages: 213 Publisher: Blossom Spring Publishing Release Date: 14 April 2021 Formats: Paperback and eBook Star Rating: 4 Reviewing Status: I received a free copy of this book in pdf … Continue reading

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The Diary of Isabella M Smugge by Ruth Leigh – Book Review

I reviewed this book as part of the team at Whispering Stories and my thanks go to Stacey for allowing me to reproduce it here on my blog. The Diary of Isabella M Smugge Author – Ruth LeighPublisher – Instant … Continue reading

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The Seeing Scroll by J.T. Grobler – Book Review

I recently reviewed this children’s story as part of the team at Whispering Stories and am very grateful to Stacey for allowing me to reproduce it here on my blog. Author – J.T. GroblerPublisher – National Library of South AfricaPages … Continue reading

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A Four Fell Day – Graystones, Broom Fell, Lord’s Seat and Barf

As is often the case in the Lake District, one day is dismal and the following is fabulous. On the penultimate day of our time in Cumbria, we were woken by birds singing and sunlight peeping through a small gap … Continue reading

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Demon Sky by Stephen Aleppo – Book Review

Here is my latest review as part of the team at Whispering Stories. My thanks to Stacey for allowing me to reproduce it below. Author – Stephen AleppoNarrator – Mark CridlandReleased – 8th July 2019Format – audiobookRating – 5 Stars I … Continue reading

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Barrow in a Blizzard (and Outerside)

Barrow and it’s parent fell, Outerside, are situated in the Newlands Valley which is about two-and-a-half miles south-west of Keswick. Two innocuous easy-to-climb fells… until the weather turns around and bites you on the bottom. The forecast was for rain … Continue reading

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Binsey – The Lonely Fell

The first dismal day of our holiday but a good opportunity to tackle a small safe stand-alone fell. Binsey is situated on the northern edge of the Lake District and on a clear day, offers views across the Solway Firth … Continue reading

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Six Fells on Super Saturday – Brae Fell, Great Sca Fell, Knott, Great Cock Up, Meal Fell and Longlands Fell

This was a delightful six fell extravaganza to start our Cumbrian holiday. We parked on the roadside, next to a gate near to Longlands Beck in Uldale. It’s worth getting up early because there is limited parking available; about four … Continue reading

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The President’s Daughter by James Patterson & Bill Clinton – Book Review

I recently reviewed this book on behalf of Whispering Stories and am grateful to Stacey for allowing me to reproduce the post below. The President’s Daughter Author – James Patterson & Bill ClintonPublisher – CenturyPages – 608Released – 7th June … Continue reading

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