Category Archives: Book review

Book review: Crete, and Consequences

If the span from pre-war to post-Thatcher Britain is a period of time and a setting that would interest you, then read Consequences—by Booker Prize-winner Penelope Lively. Penelope Lively’s literary gem is both love story and a story of a family … Continue reading

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Book review: Fifty Shades of Grey, plus two more

Anastasia Steele is bright, witty, and beautiful—in the eyes of her boyfriend Christian Grey, who’s no dog himself as far as looks go. To boot, he’s not badly off. Think Daddy Warbucks and scale up by a few powers of … Continue reading

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In the news/Book review: 6 June–Anniversary of D-Day

Today (6 June) is the day when veterans and dignitaries of the warring nations of WWII gather on the beaches of Normandy to give thanks, and to honour the fallen of 68 years ago. This week, tourists will fan out … Continue reading

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Book review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

With summer on the way and time to spend at the beach (park? backyard?), you might take along Atonement—if you’ve not read the book already. Ian McEwan captures the pre-WWII life of the English gentry. His heroine, Briony, is a child … Continue reading

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