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Book Review – Ricky Of The River Pride

Ricky Of The River Pride by Lindsay Sherratt (Struik Children) ISBN: 9781432307035 In her book, Ricky of the River Pride, Lindsay Sherratt tells a story with inspiration from a young boy who loved playing with toy animals. Sherratt uses her imagination to bring the boy's toys…

Book Review – The Curse of Teko Modise

The Curse of Teko Modise by Nikolaos Kirkinis (Jacana) ISBN 9781431425761 You don’t need to be a football fan to be thoroughly immersed in the story of Tiko Modise. I felt his angst, anguish, fear and joy while playing his beloved game. The author of…

Book Review – Golden Prey

Golden Prey by John Sandford (Simon and Schuster) ISBN 9781471172038 This is my first introduction to US Marshall Lucas Davenport, and the story does not disappoint. While on a routine sting operation, Davenport is drawn into a case when  a young girl becomes the innocent…

Book Review – Every Third Thought

Every Third Thought by Robert McCrum (Picador) ISBN: 9781509815319 I found Every Third Thought to be both uplifting and morbidly depressing. It follows the author’s journey to a greater understanding of humanity when faced with the certainty of ill health and death. Robert McCrum wrote…

Book Review – The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Zaffre) ISBN 9781785763656 It is not common to find love in the midst of war, human rights abuse and abominable conditions. This is the true story of a man who met the love of his life while being…

Book Review – The Gangster

The Gangster by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Penguin) ISBN: 9781405923842 I have never been an avid reader of adventure novels, and after reading The Gangster, I am not a convert. We follow Detective Isaac Bell in his pursuit of a criminal cartel run by…

Book Review – Daring To Drive

Daring To Drive by Manal Al-Sharif (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781471164408 Daring to Drive is about driving; and it is not about driving. Manal Al-Sharif recounts her campaign to free Saudi Arabian women to drive. She begins, rather abruptly, at the climax: imprisonment for “driving…

Book Review – African Muckraking

African Muckraking – 75 Years of Investigative Journalism from Africa by Anya Schiffrin with George Lugalambi (Jacana) ISBN 9781431425860 African Muckraking is a long over-due monument to Africa’s investigative journalists. The book brings together 41 news articles that have shaped the history of the continent or…

Book Review – The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (Harper Collins) ISBN: 9780008150778 Charlotte and Samantha Quinn live in a small town called Pikeville. They are forced to move with their parents to a new home, a farmhouse, after their home is burnt down. Their lives seem to…

Book Review – Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold

Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold by James Patterson (Arrow) ISBN: 9781784754327 This story is an adventure like no other! Using photographic memory, the children need to find the Golden City relying solely on Storm’s memory of the stolen map. The best adventures…
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