This was a deeply moving read. The author grew up in Somalia in practically medieval circumstances, a Muslim girl child subjected to female circumcision like so many others, living a life dominated by submissiveness as […]
81. ‘The Duchess’ by Amanda Foreman.
Before I start, I have to say I was initially very put off by the obvious reference to Martin Bashirs 1995 interview with Princess Diana on the cover, regardless of how true the quotation is […]
78. ‘Dead mens wages’ by Lilian pizzichini
This is a book about London and it’s people, snippets of history, a family both held together and torn apart by greed and crime and drugs…and the effects all of this had on the author. […]
75. ‘Tolkien’, by Michael White
I should begin by making it completely clear that the ‘Lord of the Rings’ is, and has always been, the book(s) I would be most likely to choose, should I be forced to choose just […]
34. ‘Shakespeare’ by Bill Bryson.
It’s safe to say Mum loved this book as she has two copies of it; the first dated 2008, the second copy, 2011 and 2014….obviously Mum mislaid the first copy, so she bought it again! […]