This is a book I have tried to read previously but I just got so bogged down in the ‘wordiness’ of it, I gave up. However due to the miracle that is the internet, I […]
64. ‘The Girl at the Lion D’Or’, by Sebastian Faulks.
The second in his French trilogy, un-related to the first, ‘Birdsong’, except in reference to the lingering trauma from the First World War, and the location. This is a story of doomed love, set against […]
62. ‘Birdsong’ by Sebastian Faulks.
No beating about the bush here, this is without a doubt one of my favourite books, I have read it several times, and in fact this copy is one I bought for Mum on a […]
48. ‘The Ghost Road’ by Pat Barker – Vol.III of the Regeneration Trilogy.
The final volume in what both Mum and I considered to be one of the best series of books ever written about the First World War. ‘The Ghost Road’ is a magnificent conclusion, focusing very […]
17. ‘Testament of Youth’ by Vera Brittain.
What a remarkable experience this book this has been. I readily confess, I found it quite hard to read, but have been unable to stop thinking about it ever since. It is by no means […]