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Chapter and verse

Chapter and verse

Chapter and verse

10 May 2018

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a life-affirming fable with a twist The Storied LIfe of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin is an enjoyable, easy…


Thanks for the memory

Thanks for the memory

Thanks for the memory

10 May 2018

The name of your first-born. Your age. Your address... What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? Is it possible to rebuild your life? The…


This could be Amsterdam...

This could be Amsterdam...

This could be Amsterdam...

10 May 2018

Good things don’t necessarily come in small packages.The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, received rave reviews and has been adapted for television, but…


That’s life

That’s life

That’s life

10 May 2018

Kate Atkinson’s epic pair of books Life after Life and A God in Ruins are a triumph of fascinating story-telling in a mould-breaking style. If you are…


An over-looked American classic

An over-looked American classic

An over-looked American classic

10 May 2018

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was written in 1943, but the style and language gives it a contemporary feel, that brings the characters to life I…


Second World War Nazi occupation of France seen through the eyes of a blind child

Second World War Nazi occupation of France seen through the eyes of a blind child

Second World War Nazi occupation of France seen through the eyes of a blind child

10 May 2018

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a fable centred around two children leading very different lives. It is a moving and engrossing page-turner For…


Gloriously savage

Gloriously savage

Gloriously savage

10 May 2018

Low-life Cork society as depicted in The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerny, will leave you gasping for air and you'll find yourself laughing your way…


La dolce vita

La dolce vita

La dolce vita

10 May 2018

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is the first in the Neapolitan Quartet. It is a brutal, unfrilly depiction of Italian culture from the 1950s to…


Top award for book blogger Lucy Pearson

Top award for book blogger Lucy Pearson

Top award for book blogger Lucy Pearson

19 April 2018

Praise from judges at The London Book Fair FORMER West Berkshire resident Lucy Pearson won The Book Blogger prize at The London Book Fair last week after…


Former Theale Green pupil Diane Setterfield talks about her novel The Thirteenth Tale

Former Theale Green pupil Diane Setterfield talks about her novel The Thirteenth Tale

Former Theale Green pupil Diane Setterfield talks about her novel The Thirteenth Tale

30 December 2013

Writers first book adapted for BBC drama There can't be many writers whose first novel, a gothic suspense story, is made into a film with acclaimed actors…


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