#BLOGTOUR | The Lark Ascending by Sally Zigmond @SallyZigmond @annecater #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #TheLarkAscending

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Lark Ascending by Sally Zigmond! Thank you to Random Things Tours for my spot on the tour. Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments.

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1020 KB
Print Length: 304 pages
Publisher: The Conrad Press (18 Dec. 2019)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English


Leeds 1919. The war is over but young Alice Fields, who hates her job in an old-fashioned shop, isn’t celebrating. However, her life is about to change when a rich customer leaves behind an expensive fur stole and Alice makes great efforts to return it. Dark secrets bring not only money but misery, too. During the contrasting worlds of the roaring twenties and the General Strike, love and deep friendships bloom like poppies on the devastated battlefields over which the lark rises again.


The Lark Ascending is a well-researched and beautifully written novel that made me feel as though I was there with the characters through the entire story. Set in the immediate aftermath of World War 1, Sally Zigmond explores the lives of those who survived and the struggles thereafter.

This story is well-paced, unfolding slowly with purpose. There’s a very keen sense of history as the novel explores its themes, answers questions and raises new ones.

The characters are very strong. Engaging, realistic, and relatable, it was easy to get lost in this story.

I found The Lark Ascending beautiful, compelling, and satisfying. It’s everything I wanted when I started reading this novel. I highly recommend it.



*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Sally Zigmond was born in Leicester in 1951, has lived in Lincoln, Market Harborough and North London where she attended Queen Mary Collge, University of London. Having studied English Literature, she was a civilian Executive Officer in various departments in The Metropolitan Police (including the London bureau of Interpol).

When she married, she moved with her husband to Harrogate, North Yorkshire where they lived for over 30 years, bringing up two sons. With its stunning countryside and fascinating history, she was inspired to put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) and write first, articles and short stories, both commercial and literary. The impetus of being published and winning competitions and awards for her fiction, Sally wrote historical novels, set in Yorkshire. (Hope Against Hope and The Lark Ascending) and a novella, a fictional interpretation of the life of Henriette d’Angeville, a French aristocrat, who was the first woman to willingly climbed to the summit of Mont Blanc in 1838.

After 10 years living in Rosedale Abbey in the middle of the North York Moors, she and her husband now live in Middlesbrough, the vibrant history of which has given her more ideas for future historical novels.


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