Book review: My Adopted Life: The Adopted Mother’s Story by A.H.M. Beattie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars As with my review of the first book in this series (‘My adopted life: A birth mothers story’), my copy of this book was given to me to review and I do so freely and without compulsion. Likewise, this was a book I specifically asked for after enjoying the… Read More Book review: My Adopted Life: The Adopted Mother’s Story by A.H.M. Beattie

Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I need to make apparent the bleeding obvious disclosure, right from the beginning, that I am white, male, of the professional class, very firmly heterosexual and (regrettably) pushing too close to 50. All of which, more or less, disqualify me as a (stereo)typical reviewer for Evaristo’s astonishing novel.… Read More Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Book Review: My adopted life: A birth mothers story by A.H.M. Beattie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the author but, as always, this review is freely and independently written. Indeed, I actually expressed an interest in the book after reading an interview with the author on her Facebook page. ‘My Adopted Life’ is the first instalment… Read More Book Review: My adopted life: A birth mothers story by A.H.M. Beattie

Book review: Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side by Dr Julia Shaw

My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve been wanting to read the works of Dr Julia Shaw for quite some time now after reading about her research into implanting false memories – which was absolutely fascinating. Her book on this subject is next on my to-do list, but this one on evil – which is… Read More Book review: Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side by Dr Julia Shaw