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Book Review – The Little Italian Bakery

The Little Italian Bakery by Valentina Cebeni (Little, Brown) ISBN: 9781408707951 The Little Italian Bakery isn’t about a little Italian bakery at all. The book is filled with flavoursome Italian recipes I intend to try out, but a physical bakery doesn’t form part of the story…

Book Review – The Black Conscious Reader

The Black Conscious Reader by Compiled by Ndaba et al (Jacana) ISBN: 978-1-4314-2578-5 Black Consciousness is a philosophy linked to Steve Biko and is based on the inferiority complex of the black person. Mentally damaged by the system of apartheid and colonialism, this status has…

Book Review – Toyboy

Toyboy by Leon Van Nierop (Penguin) ISBN 9781485903284 Toyboy is the story of Tristan, a feckless drifting gigolo who is coming to terms with how his life is about to change. He is obsessed with his first love, Christina, who taught him everything he knows…

Book Review – Strange Weather

Strange Weather by Joe Hill (Gollancz) ISBN: 9781473221185 Strange Weather is the perfect book to curl up with on cold winter evenings. It is a collection of four short novels all linked through the theme of weather. 'Snapshot' set in a supremely hot summer in…

Book Review – The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye

The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye by David Lagercrantz (Quercus) ISBN: 9780857056429 The girl with the dragon tattoo lives on through the pen of David Lagercrantz, the Swedish author of literary novels and of the best-selling ghosted autobiography I am Zlatan Ibrahimović. Lisbeth Salander…

Book Review – Caligula

Caligula (The Damned Emperors #1) by Simon Turney (Orion) ISBN: 9781409175179 I don't know much about the Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar, known to most people as Caligula. I decided to read the book to fill some gaps in my knowledge. Caligula was one of Germanicus's…

Book Review – Christmas: A Biography

Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders (Picador) ISBN: 978-1-5098-3360-3   Christmas, to many born into a typical Christian household, was thought to be based on a specific religious event. The merriment, overeating, presents and Santa Claus were by-products created to make the day a little…

Book Review – Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor

Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor by Simon Fenwick (Macmillan) ISBN 9781509848690 Joan was born in 1912 to a wealthy family in London. Nevertheless she met some fashionable, well-known people through her father who changed her life. She featured in society magazines and…

Book Review – Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Puffin) ISBN: 9780241330722 This edition of Peter Rabbit is based on the movie of the same name. It is from the original tale by Beatrix Potter, one of the best children's authors of all time. The book has been given…

Book Review – A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Puffin Books) ISBN 9780241331163 Meg’s dad has been missing for a few years, an occurrence that sets the towns tongues wagging, and causes Meg untold distress. She hates school, is falling behind in her work, and is troubled…
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