Summary It’s time to solve the murder of the century. Forty years ago, Steven Smith found a copy of a famous children’s book by disgraced author Edith Twyford, its margins full of strange markings and annotations. Wanting to know more, he took it to his English teacher Miss Iles, not relaising the chain of events … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Twyford Code’ by Janice Hallett
Description How well do you know your neighbour?Would you trust them with your life? I heard Emily before I saw her. The harsh smack of heels against cheap wooden floorboards. The loud phone calls. The incessant music. I knew Emily before I met her. Discarded receipts in our communal hallway. Sticky leftovers in the shared food waste bin. Wine … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Girl Upstairs’ by Georgina Lees
A brand new novel for all you bibliophiles out there! Liesl Weiss has worked at the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at a prestigious university for many years. She’s given up hope of leading her own department, content to work in the shadow of her much-revered boss. When he has a stroke, Liesl … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Department for Rare Books and Special Collections’
This weekly challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. All you need to do to participate is to answer these three questions: What are you currently reading?What have you recently finished reading?What will you be reading next? This post features links to the mentioned books on Amazon. If you choose … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – Wednesday, 13th October 2021
I’d been lucky enough to get an early look at the first couple of chapters of ‘Care For Me’ a few months ago, and I was hooked from the start. We’re introduced to Amira, a woman who has her fair share of problems: she is the sole-carer for her mother who has dementia, is divorced … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Care For Me’ by Farah Cook
‘Bewilderment’ is a wonderful book! It is beautifully written and made me look at the world in a completely different way. What it lacks in pace and action, it gains, in bucketloads, in tackling the ‘big’ ideas - human impact on the world, the existence of life on other planets, and probably the biggest one … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Bewilderment’ by Richard Powers
Publishing in September 2021, is 'The Magician', a new book by Colm Tóibín, author of many, many books including 'Brooklyn' and 'Nora Webster'. This is a largely fictional, yet meticulously researched, account of the life of Thomas Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning German author of 'Death in Venice' and 'The Magic Mountain'. The story begins with … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Magician’ by Colm Tóibín
A little look at what I've been reading over the last week.
I've done LOTS of reading in the last week or so. So many lovely books to share with you this week!
What parent doesn’t want the best for their child? What parent doesn’t sometimes feel overwhelmed by the responsibility? What parent doesn’t respond to offers to be guided, helped and offered the best for their child? When Claudia finds that her four-year-old son, Henry, is being ‘difficult’ at nursery, she’s embarrassed and ashamed, thinking that her … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Hawthorne School’ by Sylvie Perry