Monthly Archives: September 2015

“Lost & Found” by Brooke Davis (2015) – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Quite a turn out for the books for our literary group last week: it’s not often we are graced by the presence of a published author, and this time around it was a “double whammy”, as Brooke Davis came together … Continue reading

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“Longbourn” by Jo Baker (2013) – upstairs and downstairs, move over

Normally, I wouldn’t have been tempted to touch a recreation of the Bennett world with a bargepole. The very idea seems like sacrilege, somehow. Wrong!     Marvel of marvels! This great read manages to scupper all doubt and add a … Continue reading

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“The Gathering” by Anne Enright (2007) – missing the point?

On the day the Man Booker 2015 shortlist is announced (what a turn up for the books), I am still playing catch up, and have not managed to read any of the three books I bought when this year’s longlist came … Continue reading

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“I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai (2013) & “Creating Room to Read” by John Wood (2013) – hope springing eternal

In these uncertain times of mass migration and seemingly solution-less problems, I have been bowled over by two very different yet parallel stories of hope in a world that is now struggling to deal with global issues on a scale … Continue reading

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“Persepolis 1 & 2” by Marjane Satrapi (2003-4) – a fundamental revelation

I am supposed to be busy reading Man Booker shortlist titles and the Classics Club “spin” choice, but have been completely railroaded by a couple of stop-you-in-your-tracks reads. As a spunky adolescent, Marjane Sartrapi was not one to set store … Continue reading

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