Posts under ‘1970s’

The Stand by Stephen King

Five words from the blurb: plague, death, dreams, Apocalypse, grows I had never read any Stephen King (I was too […]

Alive by Piers Paul Read

Five words from the blurb: plane, crash, survivors, unthinkable, truth After giving myself permission to read a book which mentioned […]

The Shining Levels by John Wyatt

Five words from the blurb: Lake District, forest, joys, deer, friendship The Shining Levels is a beautiful book about the […]

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Five words from the blurb: rabbits, leave, warren, journey, danger I wanted to read Watership Down as a teenager, but […]

The Mountain People – Colin Turnbull

   …..our much-vaunted human values are not inherent in humanity at all, but a luxury of ordered society. . . […]

The Elected Member – Bernice Rubens

‘The Elected Member’ won the Booker prize in 1971. It is the story of one man’s battle with drugs, and […]