Book Reviews

This Must Be The Place

This Must Be The Place Maggie O’Farrell Each chapter of this novel could almost stand alone as a short story. Set in different places and times, and from varying perspectives, the different sections provide pieces of a jigsaw that forms the central narrative. While some are tangental – a list of items put up from […]

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Shooting An Elephant

  Shooting an Elephant George Orwell This book has sat sat on the bedside table for at least a year. It has been my in-between reads book. By that I do not wish to imply any shortcomings in its content, quite the opposite. It is a book which holds other writing to account. Even this […]

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Snow Falling On Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson Envy is an unattractive characteristic, for some it is a deadly sin. It feeds on itself insidiously, destroying and blotting out reason and sensibility of contentedness. Why is this my starting point for this review? Is it because this novel examines envy from every conceivable angle? Yes, Snow Falling […]

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The Jewel Garden

The Jewel Garden : A Story of Despair and Redemption Monty and Sarah Don This book offers insight into the fortunes of Monty and Sarah Don from jewellery entrepreneurs in the 1980s to entrenched garden lovers. It’s inspiring to read about how lows in life trickle out and gradually, albeit painfully, a way to live […]

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