June 10, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: An Odyssey: A Father, A Son & An Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn

When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his "one last chance" to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth
June 6, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Anger of Angels by Sherryl Jordan

In a world where it is a crime to speak against injustice, a jester dares to perform a play that enrages a powerful tyrant prince. The jester’s daughter, Giovanna, must journey into the heart of danger to turn back the terrible consequences unleashed by her father’s words – and becomes entangled in a treacherous plot to overthrow the prince
June 5, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Quality Of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

  Another great read is Lost Man: https://kateforsyth.com.au/what-katie-read/book-review-the-…-man-jane-harper  
June 3, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The “volcanically sexy” (USA Today) bestseller about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London. It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa—a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants—life is about to be transformed,
May 30, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart

It's all a grand adventure when English Christy Mansel unexpectedly runs into her cousin Charles in Damascus. And being young, rich, impetuous, and used to doing whatever they please, they decide to barge in uninvited on their eccentric Great-Aunt Harriet—despite a long-standing family rule strictly forbidding unannounced visits.
May 28, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes

A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun. Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses – disconnected, stressed. Struggling to settle into her latest job and home in Oxford,
May 27, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz.
May 25, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Love or Nearest Offer by Adele Geras

What if your estate agent could find you not just your perfect house, but your perfect job, your perfect partner... your perfect new life? On paper, Iris Atkins is an estate agent, but she's not just good at finding suitable houses for her clients.
May 23, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Season of Storm by Susannah Kearsley

When Celia Sands arrives at a remote Italian villa to star in the first performance of a deceased playwright's masterpiece, she is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play -- and to her compelling, compassionate employer.