Posts under ‘1980s’

Familiar Wars by Julietta Harvey

 Source: Free review copy received from publisher Five words from the blurb: Greek, boy, massacre, uprooted, family Familiar Wars was […]

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Five words from the blurb: mice, monastery, attack, evil, rats  Redwall is a classic of children’s literature. I didn’t read […]

The Cow by Beat Sterchi

 Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann Five words from the blurb: cow, relationship, man, abattoir, village I was drawn […]

Restoration by Rose Tremain

 Shortlisted for 1989 Booker Prize Five words from the blurb: King Charles II, Court, love, mistresses, grace Restoration is a […]

Two Abandoned Nobels

 Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek Elfriede Jelinek won the Nobel Prize for […]

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

Five words from the blurb: killed, brother, unconventional, bizarre, cruel I have had The Wasp Factory on my shelf for […]