Posts under ‘2010’

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

Winner of the 2010 Costa Biography Prize Five words from the blurb: Japanese, carvings, history, family, century Last year I […]

Little Princes by Conor Grennan

Five words from the blurb: Nepal. children, volunteer, reunite, families Earlier in the year I asked people to name their […]

The Master and Margarita: The Graphic Novel

A few years ago I read The Master and Margarita, but although I enjoyed it, I felt as though a […]

The Great Singapore Penis Panic by Scott Mendelson

Five words from the blurb: Singapore, terrified, penis, psychiatric, hysteria Every year The Bookseller award The Diagram Prize for the oddest […]

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

 Winner of 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction Five words from the blurb: North Korea, repressive, secretive, survival, stories […]

House Rules – Jodi Picoult

Five words from the blurb: Asperger’s, trouble, police, murder, guilt My eldest son has Asperger’s syndrome so I am always […]