Books Archive


25th October 2010

Judge a Book by its Cover – The Death of Bunny Munro

Meet Bunny Munro, a self-centred, chain-smoking, irresponsible sex addict who “just found this world a hard place to be good in”.
25th October 2010

The Female Eunuch

At its heart The Female Eunuch is a call for freedom from a constricting conformity that still exists.
25th October 2010

The Handmaid’s Tale

This is certainly not an emotionally uplifting read, yet Atwood’s tale will leave you contemplating whether aspects of Gilead already exist in our modern society?
25th October 2010

Mrs Dalloway

In times of bitter rejection or ultimate betrayal, nothing is more satisfying than imagining the punishment you dream to deal your cold-blooded nemesis.
25th October 2010

Jump!

Cooper’s Jump!, pulls to the front of the reader’s mind the likes of Francis Drake and Julian Fellowes, as she creates a world revolving around equine activity and class-climbers.
25th October 2010

Rowling vs. Bronte

An online survey of the Top Five female authors
25th October 2010

Life of Pi

It has been eight years since Life of Pi was published to international critical acclaim, and won the 2002 Man Booker Prize.
25th October 2010

Hotel Iris

Not one for the fainthearted, Yoko Ogawa explores exploitative sexual politics and power relations in her newest novel Hotel Iris.
25th October 2010

Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai’s 2006 award winning novel The Inheritance of Loss
25th October 2010

Bitter In The Mouth

The title of Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth comes from the protagonist’s “auditory-gustatory” synaesthesia, a rare condition that causes Linda Hammerick to literally taste the words she hears.

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25th October 2010

Terry Pratchett- I Shall Wear Midnight

Terry Pratchett is a man of many thousands of words, hundreds of which are wittily twisted into the nonsensical phrases that make up the fictional Discworld series, and fifty-plus other collaborations that span across a 30 year career as a novelist.
25th October 2010

Wild Animus

Is this what authors now think we want to read/hear? I sincerely hope not because the only word I have been able to think of to describe it is “tosh”.
25th October 2010

Eat Pray Love

a celebrated account of one woman diving head first into indulgence, enlightenment and spirituality – it’s a grown up gap year.
25th October 2010

Mini Shopaholic

Men are from mars and women are from Harrods?

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