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Book Review – Entanglement

Entanglement by Katy Mahood (The Borough Press) ISBN 9780008245665 This debut novel by Katy Mahood is an interesting tale focused on the story of two couples in London spanning three decades. The entanglement element refers to how interconnected we all are. Stella and John are…

Book Review – Two Little Girls

Two Little Girls by Kate Medina (Harper Collins) ISBN: 978-0008214012 I intended to savour this crime thriller over a weekend. I failed, wolfing it down. I gorged on its haunting themes, guessing games, and twists in a matter of hours. The clever plot is well-paced…

Book Review – The Memory Chamber

The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave (Quercus) ISBN: 9781786485366 The Memory Chamber is a beautiful story about love and loss, entangled with the perfect dose of mystery and murder. There is a now a way to live 'happily ever after'. A special memory bank is…

Book Review – The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory (Simon and Schuster) ISBN 9781471133060 The Last Tudor is the final book in the Tudor Family series by Phillipa Gregory, and focuses on the ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey. Cousins to Queen Elizabeth, the Grey girls are a…

Book Review – The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN 9781473618749 I felt like I was walking through a maze. When I thought I’d found the way I realised I had not. The Cutting Edge is cleverly written using interesting diverse characters to portray the story.…

Book Review – The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (Penguin) ISBN: 9780141388663 Seventeen-year-old Alice Prosperine and her mother, Ella, have spent most of Alice's life on the run. They always seem to be a step ahead of the bad luck that follows them. Alice's grandmother, Althea the reclusive…

Book Review – Winter

Winter by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) ISBN: 9780241207031 Last year I raved about Autumn, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, but I think Winter is even better. It is the second book in Smith’s seasonal quartet. She writes with humour and psychological insight and is…

Book Review – What A Great Idea!

What A Great Idea!: Awesome South African Inventions By Mike Burton (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-4314-2427-6 What A Great Idea! is about inventors and how their inventions have impacted our world. The book is targeted at people who are interested in our ever progressing world. It depicts…

Book Review – The Force

The Force by Don Winslow (Harper Collins) ISBN: 978-0-00-822749-4 Stephen King describes this book as “mesmerising” and “a triumph”. I don't agree with Mr King. This book just isn't my cup of tea. It took 100 (long) pages before the story really started for me. Set…

Book Review – The Square And The Tower

The Square And The Tower by Niall Ferguson (Allen Lane) ISBN: 9780241298985 ‘Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power’ is the subtitle of this history lesson, in which Niall Ferguson examines our societal structures for evidence of towers (hierarchies) and squares (networks) and where…
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