Tag Archive: Books

Jun 25

The Little Red Chairs

The Little Red Chairs By Edna O’Brien A stranger arrives in a village in Ireland. Charismatic and exotic, he sets himself up as a ‘healer’ and soon ingratiates himself with the villagers. One woman in particular, Fidelma, falls under his charm and her infatuation has devastating consequences. Her anguish and personal humiliation are made many …

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Jun 11

The Girl Before

The Girl Before By JP Delaney Then: Emma and Simon are desperate for a home they can afford but after a burglary and assault on Emma they want to live in a nicer area and need security. The quest to find what they want is doomed to fail it seems, until they pass the rigorous …

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May 11

The Husband’s Secret

The Husband’s Secret By Liane Moriarty Cecilia is the most organised person she knows. Esther, the middle one of her three daughters, has moved on from her most recent passion, The Titanic, to a new obsession, The Berlin Wall! Whilst looking for a fragment of the wall from her younger days Cecilia finds an intriguing …

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Apr 20

World Book Night 2017

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World Book Night 2017   Once again, on 23 April there will be hundreds of volunteers giving away free books throughout the UK. The organisers hope to bring the joys of reading to people who do not normally read for pleasure. Books will be distributed through care Homes, Youth Centres,Colleges, Prisons,  Public Libraries, Mental Health …

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Mar 05

Daughters of the Dragon

Daughters of the Dragon By William Andrews Growing up in America, Anna did not think much about being adopted or about her Korean birth mother, until her American mother died. She and her father join a group of other Korean born adoptees, on a journey to meet their birth mothers at the orphanage in Seoul …

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Feb 27

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK ‘love, passion, deception,  illusion and disillusion  understanding and forgiveness.’   By Norman Warwick   passitonnorm@gmail.com   She had, only minutes earlier, given a quite complex reading from her ninth novel, the first to be translated into English, to members of the Lanzarote Creative Writing Group. She had then provided …

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Feb 19

Napoleon’s Last Island

Napoleon’s Last Island By  Thomas Keneally   I was frankly somewhat disappointed in Napoleon’s Last Island by Thomas Keneally. I do not read a lot of historical fiction but I enjoy a fictionalised account of a real person’s life which gives some biography and interesting background. This book is the story of Napoleon’s exile on …

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Feb 17

World Book Day

World Book Day 20 March 2017 is World Book Day   A total of fifteen million book tokens will be given away to children in the UK, on 20 March 2017 as once again World Book Day is celebrated in schools. The children can exchange their book tokens, at participating book stores for any one …

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Feb 16

Twists of Lust and Trust

Twists of Lust and Trust By Karin Rick Review: Originally published in German as ‘Chaos Girl’, ‘Twists of Lust and Trust’ is Austrian author, Karin Rick’s ninth book, and her first to be published in English. It tells of the love affair between Irene and Anita. Anita is impulsive, even reckless. Irene is captivated and …

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Feb 14

The Book and the Film: Jungle Book

THE BOOK AND THE FILM Jungle Book   “Oh, coo ca choo, I wanna be like you-hoo-hoo,” said the film to the book, once Uncle Walt had decided that Mr. Kipling had, indeed, produced an exceedingly good tale. Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book contained related short stories and I first read them by torchlight under the …

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