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Book Review – Play Rugby

by Andy Colquhoun (Pearson Education) ISBN: 978-1-775781493 This is Bokkies Official Guide to rugby in South Africa. It is aimed at the young rugby player who is learning to take his first steps on the rugby field. The layout is colourful with interesting pictures, photos.…

Book Review – Live Wire

by Harlan Coben (Orion) ISBN 978-1-4091-1253-2 First off, let me admit that I adore Harlan Coben and his books… and this one is no exception. I feel like I know Myron Bolitar, the quirky sports agent and all-round defender of his clients.  Perhaps because this…

Book Review – A Private Affair

by Lesley Lokko (Orion) ISBN 978-1-4091-0173-4 I thoroughly enjoyed this book about girls married to army officers, whose lives are ruled by the dictates of the army. The wives can be alone for months on end and the men have to keep quiet about top…

Book Review – The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot (Pan) ISBN: 9780330533447 Hardly anyone knows Henrietta Lacks, but we have all profited from her cells: the so-called HeLa cells were significant in the medical breakthrough of the polio vaccine. They have been growing for almost sixty years. They have been on…

Book Review – Three Seconds

by Roslund and Hellström (Quercus) ISBN: 978-1-84916-151-0 When selecting this book, two things jump out as possible risks to a good read. One, a novel that has been co-authored can sometimes result in a stumbling story. Two, Scandinavian books translated to English are often infused…

Book Review – Touch, Pause, Engage!

by Liz McGregor (Jonathan Ball ) ISBN: 978-1-868-423095 Liz McGregor is one of the few female writers to have written a book about South African rugby. McGregor does not disappoint. She shows the heart of rugby: the passion, the triumphs and the disappointments in Touch,…

Book Review – Alice Bliss

by Laura Harrington (Pan Macmillan) ISBN 978-0-330-54417-7 This is one of the nicest and most poignant books I have read in a long time. Alice Bliss, a fifteen-year-old girl, is growing up and finding herself in a family faced with change. Alice loves her father and…
How To Write A Great Book Review

How To Write A Great Book Review

A book review falls into the categories of Comment, Opinion, and Columns. When writing a review you are expressing your opinion and you should assess the book honestly. Remember to be fair. You can be witty, but you should never be nasty. Never rant because…
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