Spies by Michael Frayn My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m currently reading the set texts (and one or two recommended ones) from my daughter’s A level English Literature course to help her prepare for the exams (it’s always easier to discuss themes and arguments with someone who has actually read the books after all).… Read More Book Review: Spies by Michael Frayn
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera My rating: 4 of 5 stars My introduction to Milan Kundera was ‘Slowness‘ and it was chosen entirely for pragmatic reasons – it was short. I wasn’t impressed, I have to say, and took my time to read his bestselling classic ‘The unbearable Lightness of Being’. My… Read More Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
“This collection of stories made me laugh, made me cry and made me think about aspects of my own past in different ways.” Yesterday ‘Old Man on the Beach and other stories’ went live on Amazon Kindle and, in the UK rankings at least, immediately shot into the Top 100 for its three categories thanks to… Read More ‘Old Man’ goes ‘Bestseller’!
The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was long looking forward to Anam’s third book in this ‘trilogy’ but though I enjoyed the book from the beginning – she is a masterful storyteller, of that there is no doubt – I was, nonetheless, a little disappointed. Firstly, the… Read More Book Review: The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam
You have just one week to sign up to your favourite Amazon site and pre-order the kindle version of my new book ‘The Old Man on the Beach and other stories’ with 20% knocked off the price. Once it launches on the 17th March, the price goes up – so get it while it’s as cheap as chips… Read More One week to go until the launch – get your copy pre-ordered now!
It’s taken more than two years to complete but my collection of literary short stories and essays is finally ready and will be available to the public on the 17th March. To make sure you get your Kindle copy you can pre-order yours right now – just click here to go to Amazon.com (if the site doesn’t… Read More The ‘Old Man’ is finally published!
It’s almost ready for pre-release orders. Details to come…
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m late to Tennessee Williams. ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ has been on the bucket list to read (and watch, of course) for a long time. Having watched the lesser-known ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ last year, I felt it was time to kick this… Read More Book Review: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams