Tag archive for ‘Review’
By admin On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Book review: Love Is Blind: The Rapture of Brodie Moncur

WILLIAM BOYD is a rattlingly good storyteller, with a gift for hooking and retaining the reader’s attention from first page to last. He is also a master of invention, creating an engaging fictional world in every More...

By admin On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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Book Review: The Colour of Time

THE practice of colourising black-and-white photographs is not without its detractors. The early process of hand-tinting pictures to bring them to life ironically succeeded in making the subjects appear more artificial More...

By admin On Friday, September 7th, 2018
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Book Review: Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks

As the novel’s title suggests, Paris Echo is as much about the French capital as it is about the characters that people its pages. The chapter headings are the names of stations on the Metro and its streets, More...

By admin On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Book review: It’s the father of all nightmares

I HAVE to admit that I wasn’t particularly looking forward to reading award-winning international bestseller Resin. After all, a story about a child kept captive by a father is hardly new, with Emma Donoghue’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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You Left Early review: Sobering tale of troubled talent

LOUISA YOUNG was 17 when she first laid eyes on Robert Lockhart and for her it was love at first sight. But that love was to be sorely tested over the decades as Robert succumbed to a devastating, near-fatal alcohol More...

By admin On Monday, August 6th, 2018
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Book review: Laughter and tears as flying ace picks up the post-war pieces

The latest novel from Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is in effect a sequel to 2015’s The Dust That Falls From Dreams, with the same cast of both attractive and maddening characters. Daily More...

By admin On Saturday, August 4th, 2018
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Book review: Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee?

A few days ago, I came across an intriguing piece of research on sea lion behaviour. The animal was given the choice between two plates of food, one with five fish, the other only two fish. Daily Express :: Books More...

By admin On Saturday, July 21st, 2018
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World War II At Sea review

It’s an oft-told tale. It was in all the papers and is still a regular in the cinema. You would, therefore, have thought that there was nothing new to say about the Second World War. You’d be wrong. Daily Express More...

By admin On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Human Errors book review: Rising above our weaknesses

WHETHER we believe in intelligent design or put our trust in evolution, there is one thing we all more or less agree on: the human being is a pretty nifty creation. We have colonised every part of the planet, we More...

By admin On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Cross Her Heart book review: Haunted by secrets of the past

AFTER running away from her abusive, alcoholic ex-partner, Lisa has created a quiet and secure existence for her and her teenage daughter Ava. She works at a recruitment agency, takes Ava to swimming practice and More...