Category Archives: Book reviews

Love in the Time of Cholera: A Book Review

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the story of three people. Florentino Ariza who as a teenager sees Fermina Daza, falls in love and decides he will marry her. He is a poet and spends … Continue reading

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The Woman on the Stairs: A Book Review

SChlink’s novel The Woman on the Stairs was translated from the German by Joyce Hackett and Bradley Schmidt. The story is about love – obsessive and enduring and creativity. The story starts in Sydney where a middle aged lawyer comes … Continue reading

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Girl, Woman, Other: A book Review

Bernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is a modern novel telling the stories of twelve women in the United Kingdom. They are predominantly black, female and many are in the LGBTQI community. Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University … Continue reading

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What’s New Pussycat: A Book Review

Printed in 1965 What’s New Pussycat is probably no longer available in book form although the DVD remains available to purchase. I found this copy in a charity shop and remembering my Father reading it and having seen the film … Continue reading

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Agatha: A Book Review

Some novellas leave you wanting whilst others such as the Guest Cat and Agatha are powerful works that impact on your soul. Agatha by Anne Cathrine Bomann loses nothing in the translation. Written in the first person it tells the … Continue reading

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The Godmother: A Book Review

The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre is translated from the French winner of the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Literature Policiere and about to become a film – La Daronne. Grand credentials and already on my bookshelf … Continue reading

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Gone and Back Again: A Book Review

Gone and Back Again is a young adult novel by Jonathon Scott Fuqua. I love reading YA for the simple reason that they always have relevancy in todays world and this was no different. The story is about eleven year … Continue reading

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A Book that should be compulsory Reading: A book Review

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is one of those few novels where the blurb from another famous writer, Ann Patchett, on the front cover is actually true. For me anyway. I couldn’t put it down and it will remain in … Continue reading

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March – Geraldine Brooks: A book review

I can understand this book being a best seller – Who hasn’t read Little Women. I’m sure most Americans would have and I’d bet that most Australians of my age have also read it. Perhaps someone from the UK and … Continue reading

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“The Inaugural Meeting of Fairvale Ladies Book Club” – A Book Review and just a tad of jealousy

A long time friend gave me The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Bookclub¬† by Sophie Green for my birthday with a little trepidation. She knows I read a lot and was worried it may not have been a book … Continue reading

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