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Book Review – Unbearable Lightness

by Portia de Rossi (Simon & Schuster) ISBN 978 0 85820 411 0 Amanda Rogers, who renamed herself Portia de Rossi, faces her demons with anorexia. She literally falls apart during her first leading role in a Hollywood film. Ever keen for the limelight, in…

Book Review – Limitless

by Alan Glynn (faber and faber) ISBN: 978 0 571 27334 8 The book has superhottie Bradley Cooper in a slick suit on the cover, so of course it grabbed my attention. Formerly titled The Dark Fields, this Irish author’s 2001 debut novel has been reissued…

Book Review – Passion

by Lauren Kate (Doubleday) ISBN 978 03856 1808 3 Los Angeles-based author Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling creator of the wildly popular Fallen series. Passion is the third in the quartet of romantic paranormal novels aimed at young adults. Ethereally dark and exquisitely beautiful…

Book Review – Harvest: Recipes From An Organic Farm

by Christine Stevens (Jacana) ISBN: 978-1-77009-594-6 Christine Stevens has a life many corporate workers will envy. She lives on a farm that provides her with a rustic lifestyle and organic vegetables. The pictures in this cookbook reflect the easy living and the healthy bodies of…

Book Review – The Making of Us

by Lisa Jewell (Century) ISBN: 9781846055744 Lisa Jewell wrote 31 Dream Street, one of my favourite chick lit novels. The Making of Us begins in a disjointed fashion. I wasn't sure which character was which and I wasn't sure if I wanted to carry on reading. I'm glad I…

Book Review – The House At Sea’s End

by Elly Griffiths (Quercus) ISBN 978-1-64916-365-1 Ruth is an archaeologist whose career is interrupted by the birth of a baby girl. Ruth is torn between her demanding job and looking after Kate. Bones are unearthed in the sea at the foot of a sheer Norfolk…

Book Review – Last Man In Tower

by Aravind Adiga (Penguin) ISBN: 9781848875173 In 2008 Adiga won the Man Booker Prize for his debut White Tiger. His new book is set around the depilated building, Tower A of the Vishram Society in the heart of Mumbai. The residents have learned to live with…

Book Review – This Is Not The End Of The Book

by Carrière and Eco (Harvill Secker) ISBN: 978-1-846-55451 Book lovers the world over are debating whether the printed book will survive the digital revolution. Jean-Claude Carrière and Umberto Eco are avid book collectors and writers. They are qualified to debate this issue. This they do…

Book Review – Next To Love

by Ellen Feldman (Picador) ISBN: 9780330544504   After her success with Scottsboro, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and The Boy who Loved Anne Frank, Feldman has written a story about three friends, Babe, Millie and Grace, in a small city in Massachusetts. It starts in a promising…

Book Review – The Eleventh Day

The Ultimate Account of 9/11 by Anthony Summers & Robert Swan (Doubleday) ISBN 978-0-385-61282-1 The whole world watched as the twin towers in America were attacked by daredevil aeroplanes that destroyed each building, leaving thick smoke and fire in their wake. People were shocked as workers…
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