Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend... Translated by Ann Goldstein About the Book: My Brilliant Friend is the gripping first volume in Elena Ferrante's widely acclaimed Neapolitan Novels. This exquisitely written quartet creates an unsentimental portrait of female experience, rivalry and friendship never before seen in literature. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in … Continue reading Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Book Review: Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Miss Austen... About the Book: A wonderfully original, emotionally complex novel that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen – an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries. 1840: twenty three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to … Continue reading Book Review: Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane... About the Book: From New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman, comes a novel of memory, magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. A special Christmas edition of the bestseller. It began for our narrator forty years ago when … Continue reading Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan

The Museum of Broken Promises... About the Book: The stunning new novel from bestselling Elizabeth Buchan. The Museum of Broken Promises is a beautiful, evocative love story and heart-breaking journey in to a long-buried past. Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss. Every object in … Continue reading Book Review: The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan

#DNF Book Review: Bitter Leaves by Tabatha Stirling

Bitter Leaves... About the Book: Welcome to the black heart of Singapore’s maid culture, where a woman’s life is cheap in one of the richest countries in the world. Here are the voices of the unheard, of maid and employer, of village girl and city dweller. Follow Lucilla, Ma’am Leslie, Shammi and Madame Eunice as … Continue reading #DNF Book Review: Bitter Leaves by Tabatha Stirling