About the book In the spring of 2002, journalist Asne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to live with a family for several months. Here she reveals her experiences, telling the story of Sultan Khan - who defied the authorities for 20 years to supply books to the people of Kabul - and his family. Reviewed by… Continue reading The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
About the book Bad Blood brings alive in vivid detail a time - the 40s and 50s - not so distant from us but now disappeared. It tells the story of a childhood and adolescence dominated by an array of family members. Reviewed by New Forest/Waterside U3A theatre and literature group The group rated this… Continue reading Bad blood by Lorna Sage
About the book It is said that you can't choose your relatives but some of Lynn Knight's family did. Three generations were adopted, and adopted in three distinct ways. 'Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue' tells their extraordinary story. Reviewed by Bridewell Beauties Told through the eyes of her family and gives a very good account… Continue reading Lemon sherbet and dolly blue by Lynn Knight
About the book Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde and 21-years-old - stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000 and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. This title provides a compelling account of the case. Reviewed by The Democrats There was unanimous… Continue reading People who eat darkness:the fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is a beautiful and moving follow-up to Laurie Lee's acclaimed Cider with Rosie
Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that 'The Devil in the White City' is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel.
Hilarious and poignant, down-to-earth and moving, Marian's long-awaited second volume of journalism and previously unpublished writing is the modern woman's perfect companion.
Step into the dreamlike city of Marrakech. Miranda Innes takes you beyond the tourist track and deep inside the romance that is Marrakech.
The book tells the story of Ronald 'Ron' Keith Williamson of Ada, Oklahoma, a former minor league baseball player who was wrongly convicted in 1988 for the rape and murder of Debra Sue Carter in Ada and was sentenced to death. After serving 11 years on death row, he was exonerated by DNA evidence and other material introduced by the Innocence Project and was released in 1999.