Dawn Blankfield

Book Review – Negroland – A Memoir

by Margo Jefferson (Granta) ISBN 9781783783021  'I was taught to avoid showing off. I was taught to distinguish myself through presentation, not declaration, to excel through deeds and manners, not showing off. But isn't all memoir a form of showing off?' This denotes the theme of…

Book Review – The One Man

by Andrew Gross (Macmillan) ISBN 9781509822812 Why would a man risk his life for someone he has never met? That is precisely what Nathan Blum has agreed to do. He is a young intelligence lieutenant in Washington D.C. Three years ago he was in Jewish…

Book Review – This Present Darkness

A history of Nigerian organised crime by Stephen Ellis (Jacana) ISBN 9781431423743  419 is the Nigerian criminal code which was first documented in a letter written in 1920. By 1980 this international fraud activity is known as a 419 crime.  Nigeria started as a British…

Book Review – The Melody Lingers On

by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster) ISBN 9781471148538  Parker Bennett has been missing for two years along with millions of dollars from the fund he managed. Anne, Parker's wife, decides to leave her mansion and move to a smaller place. Glady Harper, a renowned…

Book Review – Liar Liar

A DI Helen Grace Thriller by M.J. Arlidge (Penguin) ISBN 9781405919210 Luke is terrified as he scrambles through the open window. Should he jump? What else can he do if he is to avoid being burned alive? Everything he has - the house, books, football kit is all…
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