Category Archives: Book reviews

The Children Act: A Book Review

Ian McEwan’s reputation goes before him and The Children Act did not disappoint. It is the story of a High Court judge (Fiona May) who deals with family matters. Three cases are discussed in some detail – one a divorce … Continue reading

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On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years after it Happened: A Book Review

In my opinion this is one of the best misery memoirs I have read. Personally I preferred it to Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes which also falls into this category of memoir. On Hearing of my Mother’s death six years after … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad: A Book Review

Just imagine what it must have been like to live the life of Cora, a slave girl on a cotton plantation in Georgia if I found reading it torrid and stressful. I have no doubt that the scenes described in … Continue reading

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The Lucky Galah: A book Review

This quintessentially Australian novel by Tracy Sorensen captures the essence of Australia in a quirky way that had me captured (like Lucky) from the moment I started reading. The narrator is Lucky a pink and grey Galah that doesn’t have … Continue reading

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The Birdman’s Wife: A Book Review

The Birdman’s wife is the author, Melissa Ahsley’s, debut novel. It was the creative component of her PhD and I would have loved to read her exegesis. The novel achieves what the author wanted to achieve – that is – … Continue reading

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Underneath: A Book Review

This is the second book written by Anne Goodwin that I have read and reviewed. The first Sugar and Snails I reviewed in Feb 2017. I was looking forward to her second book Underneath, a very different book from the first but … Continue reading

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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Book Review

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles was a book I did not want to read when I saw the length of it. I knew it was about the life of a man who had been confined to the Hotel … Continue reading

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