Monthly Archives: July 2015

Poignancy – a sharp truth

   Maud is an 80year old who is a little confused and forgetful and at times a touch of a danger to herself. She sets out to find out why her friend ‘Elizabeth’ is missing.  Unfortunately for Maud, putting the … Continue reading

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Ghosts

I am so sad that Paul Torday will no longer deliver his superb fiction. In his short writing career he gave us a wonderful host of characters and the superlative ‘light shining in the forest’. One of the tales here … Continue reading

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LIES

What if the gospels had been written from a different perspective? Naomi Alderman charts a dangerous course verging on the edge of what is possible in a world which is hell bent on finding a reason to hate anyone that … Continue reading

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Nuts and bolts

What do we all know about Frankenstein? That question could be helpfully rephrased as ‘what do we all think we know about Frankenstein based on some cultural references which are less than helpful?’. The book itself turns all the cultural … Continue reading

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Happy?

   Paul Dolan delivers an easy-to-digest slice of happy cake. This book explores the pleasure-purpose continuum and how this operates within us in order that we seek a balance in our lives. He sets forward a way of working that … Continue reading

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A shot in the dark

   Peter Robinson books are always a straightforward delight. I enjoy the fact that Banks always gets his man and that the plot is usually clever enough to throw me off the true scent for long enough to make it … Continue reading

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