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Book Review – How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?

by Refiloe Moaholi and illustrated by Anja Stoeckigt (Penguin) ISBN 978-1-48590-030-6 When Sara starts at a new school she finds it hard to make friends, because she can’t greet the other children. Her teacher sends her on a quest to learn how to say hello…

Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – April 2017

We have 40 books for you this month. We hope you find one or two that you will enjoy reading from the list. If you haven’t read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained below. Our reviewers rate books from 1–5…

Book Review – Tools Of Titans

by Tim Ferriss (Vermilion) ISBN: 9781785041273 Tools of Titans highlights the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers. Tim Ferriss, a New York Times bestselling author and host of the podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, spent two years collecting the secrets of…

Book Review – I’ll Take You There

by Wally Lamb (Ex Libris) ISBN: 978-1-786-33066-6 I fell for Wally Lamb a few pages into I Know This Much Is True. Then all over again as I waded through his meticulous construction of unforgettable Dolores Price’s tumultuous teen life in She’s Come Undone. Maybe…

Book Review – Cold Blood

by Andy McNab (Bantam Press) Cold Blood is the latest of this English author's action thrillers featuring Nick Stone an ex-SAS soldier working for British Intelligence in operations which would be firmly denied by British Intelligence should they ever be discovered. Andy McNab is the…

Book Review – The Heart’s Invisible Furies

by John Boyne (Doubleday) ISBN: 978-0-8575-2348-8 Cyril Avery is merely a few days old when he is handed over for adoption by a hunchbacked nun. His unwed mother is forced to flee to Dublin after being publically disgraced by the local Parish priest and banished…

Book Review – Dancing The Death Drill

by Fred Khumalo (Umuzi) ISBN: 9781415209493 The story of the sinking of the SS Mendi off the Isle of Wight in 1917 is not well known. Also obscure is who was on board - mainly black soldiers, who having just fought the horrific Boer War…

Book Review – The Nowhere Man

by Gregg Hurwitz (Penguin) ISBN: 9781405910743 Review 1 Evan Smoak is an assassin formerly known as Orphan X – the prequel to The Nowhere Man. As a child, Smoak was recruited to a covert government programme where he is trained to kill. He escapes the…

Book Review – Three Daughters Of Eve

by Elif Shafak (Viking) ISBN: 9780241288047 I found this book challenging to read. It’s a look at Islam, and the dangers of dogma, through the eyes of three different women – the one who blindly follows and defends (the Believer); the one who rejects (the…

Book Review – My Not So Perfect Life

by Sophie Kinsella (Bantam Press) ISBN: 978-0-5930-7479-4 Sophie Kinsella has been on my authors-to-read list. It seems I’ve been missing out! My Not So Perfect Life is absolutely delightful. I guffawed, I cringed (a lot), and I cried (a little). I fell in a love…
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