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Book Review – Always Another Country

Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home by Sisonke Msimang (Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN: 9781868428489 ‘This book is personal and political — it is about how I was made by the liberation struggle and how I was broken by its protagonists and how,…

Book Review – Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (William Heinemann) ISBN: 9781785151439 In the book shop where Lydia works, Joey, a lost and lonely regular, commits suicide. Lydia inherits all that is left in his scanty apartment. When she flips through some of his…

Book Review – City Of Circles

City Of Circles by Jess Richards (Sceptre) ISBN: 978-1-473-65669-7 Danu was raised in the Circus, and when her parents die, she sells all their possession to pay for the funeral. The only thing she keeps is her mother’s locket. Danu asks Morrie to teach her…

Book Review – The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep

The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep by Juliet Butler (Fourth Estate) ISBN 97800008203764 Imagine being born as conjoined twins. You share a body but your personalities are totally different. One is the boss and the other the servant. One beats the other one…

Book Review – Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781471136399 In 1949 America, Nicky Castone is going through life doing everything that everyone expects of him. Working for his uncle as a cab driver, engaged to Peachy DePino he can’t shake the feeling of wanting…

Book Review – The Snowman

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Vintage) ISBN: 9781784704759 Jo Nesbo has the most enviable CV I’ve ever read. He is a military man, a musician, a financial expert and an internationally acclaimed crime thriller author as well as the creator of the star of this…

Book Review – The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Random House) ISBN: 9781524733155 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is the much-anticipated second novel from the author of The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Booker Prize. Roy again demonstrates her literary prowess in her…

Book Review – The Break

The Break by Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9780718179731 I admit that I have read nearly all of Marian Keyes’ books and I’ve enjoyed most of them. The last few have been hit and miss, especially The Woman Who Stole My Life, but The Break…

Book Review – Believe Me

Believe Me: A Memoir Of Love, Death And Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9781405922029 Eddie Izzard is an internationally acclaimed comedian, actor and transvestite. This memoir is written in his smart and simple style with more self-deprecating humour than cake or death.…

Book Review – A Stranger In The House

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena (Bantam Press) ISBN 978-0-5930-7741-2 Tom Krupp arrives home to an unlocked house, half-cooked dinner and no wife. When he receives a phone call informing that his prefect, predictable, stable wife was involved in a car crash in…
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