Posts under ‘2008’

The Blue Fox by Sjón

 Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb  Five words from the blurb: Iceland, priest, Down’s Syndrome, landscape, fate The Blue Fox […]

Monster Love by Carol Topolski

 Longlisted for the 2008 Orange Prize Five words from the blurb: perfect, next door, gullible, alive, wrong A few weeks […]

The Story of Forgetting – Stefan Merrill Block

Five words from the blurb: Alzheimer’s, truth, forgetting, family, history The Story of Forgetting is a novel about a rare […]

Leviathan – Philip Hoare

  Winner of the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Five words from the blurb: whales, humans, Melville, history, gigantic I […]

Star Gazing by Linda Gillard

I don’t read many romance novels, but I received an email from the author explaining that this book had been short-listed for […]

The Well and the Mine – Gin Phillips

The Well and the Mine has one of the best opening lines I’ve ever come across: After she threw the […]