Category Archives: Book reviews

What we’ve been reading

The People Smuggler

The People Smuggler by Robin De Crespigny is the biography of Ali Al Jenabi, known to some as a people smuggler (and condemned), he is known to others as the “Oskar Schindler of Asia” (and praised and revered). You may have heard of him as his name and case was heavily reported by the news and media. He […]

cruising September 27

Cruising and cruise ships 2014

Cruising & cruise ships 2014 by Douglas Ward (Berlitz cruise guide series) This attractive book is a valuable tool for the fast increasing numbers of people who are enjoying cruising during their holidays. It is a great guide for both experienced long-time cruisers, and those planning their first venture on the seas. You will get […]

Left Neglected September 19

104 in 52 (or what I have been reading lately).

22. Left Neglected – Lisa Genova.   I was reminded of Lisa Genova recently when I read that her very successful novel Still Alice was going to be made into a movie.  Still Alice is the story of a intelligent and successful professor who acquires early onset Alzheimers.  The story is a powerful and moving account of […]

sweets September 12

104 in 2014: 9. The sweetness of reading

How’s that reading challenge working out for you all? Sweet? Here are the next 10 on my completed list, all of which I was reading back in May and June, so it’s past time to let you know what I thought about them, right? #81 Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer (Read 25/05/2014) Hear that dreadful […]

104 in 2014: 8. collected works

Our challenge is to read and review 104 books for the year. So here’s my next, very late, installment of reviews. Because reading them is never the problem..

104 in 2014: August

So, I was busy finishing Emma Approved and didn’t get much reading done this month. I’m pleased the people behind Emma Approved are branching out from Austen. Their new series, Frankenstein MD, could be great, provided they are willing to go to dark places. 78-79: Hawkeye : My Life as a Weapon and Hawkeye: Little […]

Tracks September 02

September online ebook club – Tracks by Robyn Davidson

This month we’re reading Tracks by Robyn Davidson for our online ebook club. You may recall the movie ‘Tracks’ being released at the cinema early in 2014. This is the true story of Robyn Davidson, a woman who walked from Alice Springs to the West Australian coast in the 70’s with 3 camels and her […]

The Road to Urbino

After reading Mosquito by Roma Tearne and really enjoying the author’s “artistic” imbued storytelling, I was quite excited to see a new book by the same author. The Road to Urbino is a very intriguing read. The Road to Urbino is a compelling novel of love, loss, political trauma, war shadows, grief, a barrister and an […]

The man who fell in love with the moon

The man who fell in love with the moon by Tom Spanbauer.  Post by David from Southport Branch Library. I love books that transport you to another time and place. And although I’m only halfway through this book, I’m savouring the journey. Set at the turn of the 20th century in a tiny town called […]

The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland

The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland. This wonderful novel by celebrated author Sandra Gulland of The Josephine Trilogy tells the complex tale of the early years of the life of Claude des Oeillets. This is a great novel which I enjoyed reading. Claude des Oeillets was a personal assistant to Madame de Montespan during the […]

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