Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo

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Addition: Netgalley review e-book Genre: History, non-fiction Published: 2014 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: 2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures.     Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper […]

2014 Reading: #33 Michael Morpurgo’s Only Remembered

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I received this book from Netgalley to provide an honest review. I like Michael Morpurgo and I like history, so when I saw the two combined, I was quite excited. However, this book isn’t written by Morpurgo, it is edited by him. This is a collection of memories and reflections from celebrities on World War […]

Currently Reading: 16th April 2012

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Currently Reading As usual, I am reading 6 books! The “main” book I am reading is: The Cookbook For A New Europe by Richard Segal To serve society or humanity? It’s been fourteen years since the basketball-mad detective Fran Obrien captured the urban bomber Lavi, who has since moved to Spain and rehabilitated himself beyond […]

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

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THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Paperback, borrowed Genre: Young adult, history Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn’t always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I came storming through and everything changed. Albert’s father sells Joey to […]

Baptised by Fire by Jack Hywel-Davies

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Addition: Borrowed! Genre: Christian Biography Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Smith Wigglesworth was an uneducated, straight-talking Yorkshire lad, who never fully mastered the art of reading or writing. One day, in a small Methodist chapel, he heard God’s call and immediately began the work of challenging all those he met to “only believe”. In the subsequent 50 […]

Brighton and Hove – Murder and Misdemeanours by Janet Cameron

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Amazon synopsis: A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickpockets and vagabonds all went about their business with impunity. Crime took place on the streets, on public transport, in homes, pubs, prisons, […]

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

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Synopsis from Amazon: Ambitious, exotic, and a classic book club read, ‘The Piano Teacher’ is a combination of ‘Tenko’ meets ‘The Remains of the Day’. Sometimes the end of a love affair is only the beginning! In 1942, Will Truesdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy […]