The Dutch House is an absorbing and elegant family drama, spanning across several generations of the Conroy family. It contains the comforting and familiar elements of a generational family saga, as our narrator Danny takes us through his childhood: growing up with his sister Maeve, a formidable father, an absent mother, and an evil stepmother. … Continue reading Review: The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
A Single Thread is a moving historical novel, set in post-First World War England. It is 1932, and although it has been several years now since the end of the war, its lasting effects linger over everyone. The war particularly hangs over the life of our central character Violet, who tragically lost both her brother and … Continue reading Review: A Single Thread – Tracy Chevalier
Well, here we are - it's the end of August and coming towards the end of summer. While it seems pretty impossible that it is already this time of year and I'll be sad to see the long, light days go, Autumn is one of my favourite times of year! I'm looking forward to the … Continue reading August: That’s a Wrap!
One of the many things I love about fiction is its ability to show you somewhere you have never been before, somewhere you know nothing about. That is exactly what The Bead Collector, by Sefi Atta did for me. I knew very little about Nigeria before reading this book, but this book gave me a … Continue reading Review: The Bead Collector – Sefi Atta