I wouldn’t have chosen to read this book. My mother left it behind and I thought I would give it a go. I think I was put off by all of the hype surrounding The Kite Runner (I tend to be disappointed when something is universally acclaimed). For me this book is all about the [...]
Monthly Archive for December, 2008
We selected The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling as our January book way back in July – it is quite large and we thought we would need two months to read it (we don’t meet in December hence the two months). We picked it mostly based on the life of the author – sadly [...]
Posted in Miscellaneous on Dec 18th, 2008
I’m an enormous L.M Montgomery fan – her books were an escape when I was a child and even now as an adult they’re my guilty pleasure. So I couldn’t resist a biography! I’ve read all of the journals and like many people was shocked to discover that her life was so dark (and depressing). [...]
I wanted to read something light after Georgiana and this one was waiting in the pile. It’s about a group of college friends who are reunited 20 years later by the death (in a terrorist attack) of one of their friends. Tom’s death is a catalyst for change in Holly’s life – she has always harboured [...]
I liked this book. Ms Foreman combines an easy reading style with scholarly research. If you are at all interested in 18th Century History, Social History, Political History, then you should definitely read this book.