Archive: Recommendations

Seed – Ania Ahiborn

Review written by Caroline Goldmsith You can buy this in Kindle format here now: Seed Note it won’t be published in paperback until July 201Seed by Ania Ahlborn One of the fresh faces from Amazon’s ne…

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Capital – John Lanchester

Capital tells the story of South London street, Pepys Road and it’s affluent dwellers who, by virtue of increased property prices, are millionaires. That is almost all of them, not the shop owner, nor…

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The Master – Colm Toibin

Throughout reading Toibin’s excellent novel based on the life of Henry James, I was intrigued by the title – ‘The Master’. For I wondered while reading it and wonder still what exactly Henry James was…

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To The End of The Land – David Grossman

Buy this book: To The End of the Land David Grossman’s son fought in the Gulf War and was eventually killed. Although this book was not written as a reaction to that loss it is made more poignant by t…

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Invisibles – Ed Siegle

Invisibles – Ed Siegle Joel is born is Brazil to an English mother, Jackie, and Brazilian father, Gilberto. Gilberto gets caught up with another woman and ends up in jail. From there Gilberto’s life c…

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The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman

The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman This is an unusual book, billed as a novel it’s actually a collection of short stories around the central character of an international newspaper run out of an offic…

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Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes Read this book! If you want to be moved, read this book! If you want to swept up in a love story and get reminded what love is all about, read this book! If you want to reme…

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The Paris Wife – Paula McLain

The Paris Wife is about Ernest Hemmingway’s relationship with his first wife Hadley Richardson. Hemmingway was a notorious womaniser, and this account being told from Hadley’s point of view helps us t…

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