‘Go Set a Watchman’

   Author: Harper Lee IBN: 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Published: 2015 So here it is: my inevitable review of the most anticipated book for years. I had told myself I wouldn’t be buying ‘Go Set a Watchman’ but eventually couldn’t resist being sucked in by the hype (as well as […]

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‘A Passage to India’

   Author: E.M. Forster Published: 1924 ‘A Passage to India’ is the story of an Indian doctor wrongly accused of sexual assault during Britain’s occupation of his homeland. The book definitely reinforces the idea that reading is a form of escapism, as it is fascinating for Western readers to hear tales of a culture so […]

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‘Wuthering Heights’

   Author: Emily Bronte (sorry my tablet can’t cope with umlauts!) IBN: 0 7064 2763 7 Published: 1847 (this edition- 1986) Having only read ‘Jane Eyre’, I decided it was finally time to read the other  famous work of the Bronte sisters. ‘Wuthering Heights’ is the tale of how the master of an old house, […]

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‘Rebecca’

   Author: Daphne Du Maurier IBN: 0-380-77855-6 Published: 1938 (this edition- 1971) ‘Rebecca’ is the story of a young bride who feels overshadowed by the memory of her husband’s first wife, who died in a mysterious accident. I was looking forward to starting this novel as a fan of the Alfred Hitchcock adaptation. Happily, it […]

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‘The Exorcist’

   Author: William Peter Blatty Published: 1971 (this edition- 2011) IBN: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 ‘The Exorcist’ tells the story of an angelic twelve year old girl who is slowly possessed by a powerful demon. It was a book I was reluctant to start due to its sheer infamy- even […]

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‘The Chrysalids’

   Author: John Wyndham Published: 1955 ‘The Chrysalids’ tells the story of a society where anyone with a deformity is ruthlessly discriminated against on the grounds that they are defying God’s desired ‘True Image’. This proves to be a frightening concept whilst making you consider things from a different point of view and wonder if […]

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