Reviews of books recently added to our stock. The reviews are kindly supplied by Joan Stephens.
The sub-title of this novel is Othello Retold. Tracy Chevalier, writer of Girl with a Pearl Earring, has set her version of the powerful Shakespearean tragedy in a 1970s Washington high school and having read it, I am still not sure whether to class it as Young Adult Fiction or simply fiction. […]
Some 60 years on, it is difficult to reconcile the upbeat, thriving economy that is Germany today with the immediate post-war mood of guilt, shame and despair which the author movingly describes and which he lived through. He died in 1947.
“Nearly everybody lost faith, but in the end re-discovered […]
Although this is basically about a young couple aiming to establish an artists’ colony attached to the house and outbuildings they have inherited, it is more about the would-be residents and their emotional problems than the art works they want to sell. Some of these are impressive, others less […]
He’s not really boring at all, as Bartholomew Bean tells his readers in his introduction: his story has bizarre creatures, last minute escapes, daring computer hacks, double crosses and maybe total global destruction to boot. […]
Jaz is a lively white rabbit. During the day, he does what rabbits do – eats, hops and naps. At night he is a Robber Rabbit. He digs a hole and arrives in a garden where he finds lots of carrot tops – his favourite food. So he steals […]