Posts from ‘October, 2008’

The Essence of the Thing – Madeleine St John

‘The Essence of the Thing’ was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 1997. It is set in London’s Notting Hill and […]

The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

  ‘The Blind Assassin’ won the Booker prize in 2000. It tells the tale of two sisters and the secrets […]

Book Awards Reading Challenge

To try to find more great authors, I’ve decide to take part in the ‘Book awards reading challenge’   Rules: […]

The Arcanum by Janet Gleeson

‘The Arcanum’ tells the true story of the invention of European porcelain.  At first I found it very interesting, but […]

Beloved – Toni Morrison

  ‘Beloved’ is the story of a woman haunted by the ghost of her baby. Set in post-Civil war Ohio […]

Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘Purple Hibiscus’ started off with the disadvantage of trying to follow ‘A Fine Balance’. I started reading it on the […]