The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

2 Comments

Addition: E-book and audiobook Genre: Classics Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Ebenezer Scrooge has always hated Christmas, but in this particular Eve, he’s given another reason to be wary of the holiday: the ghost of Jacob Marley comes to visit! Clad in heavy chains and burdensome weights, Marley’s ghost warns Scrooge that three spirits […]

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

0 Comments

Addition: Paperback Genre: Gothic fiction Published: 1935 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Her mother’s dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman’s warning echoing in her memory, Mary arrives at a dismal place to find Patience a changed woman, […]

Currently Reading 26th April 2012

0 Comments

Katie’s Reading: Currently Reading I am still reading: 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 recognition. Fran is fresh off a two-year sabbatical, […]

Silas Marner by George Eliot

0 Comments

REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Illustrated e-book Genre: Classics Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned […]

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

0 Comments

Genre: Mystery/crime Addition: Paperback (own copy) Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This is a series of short stories about a detective Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including ‘The Red-Headed League, ‘ ‘The Blue Carbuncle, ‘ and ‘The Speckled […]

The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

2 Comments

Synopsis: When Sara Crewe, the seven-year-old daughter of a rich and loving father, arrives at her new school in London from India, she is nicknamed the Little Princess by her classmates. She has all the comfort and fine things she could want, but she also reveals a kind and loving heart, a lively mind and […]

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

2 Comments

Waterstones Synopsis: Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a ‘T’. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks – not to mention […]