Reviews of books recently added to our stock. The reviews are kindly supplied by Joan Stephens.
This novel by multi-award winning novelist Andrea Levy has
the reader hooked from the first page. It is the story of two women, July, a
Jamaican taken into slavery as a babe in arms, and the widowed Caroline
Mortimer, sister to plantation owner John Howarth.
July is not a typical slave, nor is […]
This pair of likely lads claim to know as well as anybody
that dieting is hard – and their book aims to provide recipes that make losing
weight just a bit easier, as well as delicious and filling.
Along with basics, there are sections as different as Batch
Cooking and One Pot Wonders, […]
“Tender, touching and totally absorbing’’ are just a few of
the tributes paid to the author by reviewers. This is one of her earlier novels
– she wrote children’s books, short stories and poetry too.
Like some of her other books, The Lie is set in the
aftermath of the First World War, […]
There is no doubt that the Tudor court has been a rich
source of material for historians and novelists alike and Alison Weir is in her
element, both in guiding her readers through the intricacies and intrigues of
court life and giving them vivid descriptions of the palaces the courtiers inhabited
and the […]
I’ll be honest. I picked up this book planning to skim
through it for a short review. Two chapters in, I couldn’t put it down, read it
right through and didn’t want it to end. It is described as a children’s book
and was shortlisted for a 2018 Costa Award. But it […]
In a Hampstead street on a Monday morning a young mother is
walking her dog, her baby and her toddler up to the Pond. There is a sudden
flash of speeding cars, the squeal of brakes resulting in a massive car crash.
In the ensuing chaos there are traumatised children, injured adults […]