Category Archives: Book Reviews

Change of Heart

Whenever I am finding it difficult to concentrate on fiction, particularly when I want to get myself lost in a book, I will often turn back to Jodi Picoult. As fans will know, her books tend to the formulaic, but … Continue reading

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The Art of Ageing

It’s nearly Pre-Birthday-Month time so it seems a good time to dive into The Art of Ageing again. It is one of those little gems that has a great deal of common sense. More than anything, the author, John Lane, … Continue reading

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Malala

  I am Malala is one of those books which is potentially life-changing. Here is a young girl who stands confidently before politicians and world leaders, to express her belief that all children have the right to an education. In … Continue reading

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Sacred Space

This is the time of year to order the next edition of Sacred Space – The Jesuit Prayer Book.  They issue a new edition each year with an entry for everyday which includes a meditation, Bible reading and notes. It … Continue reading

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Change of pace

Oh how lazy I have been over the last few weeks. I seem to have been having a holiday from blogging…….. I could make all sorts of excuses about how it is harder to sit upright with my rapidly healing … Continue reading

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The French Gardener

The French Gardener was a happy find for me on the crowded shelves of the monthly Library Van. The blurb on the front says: Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore’s atmospheric romance.  I couldn’t have … Continue reading

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The Black House

The Black House by Peter May is a superb read and indeed is much more than the traditional who-dunnit kind of thriller. The writer has an immediate and dramatic style which makes good use of shifting time frames, taking the … Continue reading

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The Awakening of George Darroch

The Awakening of George Darroch is a 1995 novel by Robin Jenkins. It is no longer in print, though secondhand editions are still available. It is based on “a momentous event in Scottish history – the Great Disruption of 1843, … Continue reading

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The Lucky One

Nicholas Sparks is an author I shall look out for again, though I have to confess that The Lucky One has had me in a state of high tension for the day and a half it took to read the … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Today has been very special; being on my own has meant that I have been able to have a Good Friday devotion, which has consisted of reading this book. To be honest, I was barely able to put Jesus Freak … Continue reading

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