2015 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Humour · Travel

How to Be Both, Ali Smith

Published: 2014 by Penguin | Pages: 376 | RAD Book Club Book #3 How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the… Continue reading How to Be Both, Ali Smith

2016 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Travel

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

Published: 2015 by Knopf | Pages: 317 | RAD Book Club Book #5 “You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on it anew. There’s a journey we must go on, and no more delay…” The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled… Continue reading The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

2016 · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Romance

The Winter Crown, Elizabeth Chadwick (*)

Published: 2014 by Sphere | Pages: 483 | Review Copy (NetGalley) An extraordinary woman. A legendary queen. In 1154, Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in Europe, is crowned queen of England beside her young husband Henry II. While Henry battles their enemies and lays his plans, Eleanor is an adept acting… Continue reading The Winter Crown, Elizabeth Chadwick (*)

2016 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Romance

I Let You Go, Clare Mackintosh

** CONTAINS SPOILERS** Published: 2014 by Sphere | Pages: 371 A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to… Continue reading I Let You Go, Clare Mackintosh

2015 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Classic · Crime · Fiction · Grief · Historical

Perfume, Patrick Suskind

Published: 1987 by Penguin | Pages: 263 | RAD Book Club Book #2 In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today,… Continue reading Perfume, Patrick Suskind

2015 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Romance · Travel · War

A Week In Paris, Rachel Hore

Published: 2014 by Simon & Schuster | Pages: 480 The streets of Paris hide a dark past . . .  September, 1937. Kitty Travers enrols at the Conservatoire on the banks of the Seine to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. But then war breaks out and the city of light falls into… Continue reading A Week In Paris, Rachel Hore

2016 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Crime · Fiction · Grief · Humour

Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey

Published: 2015 by Penguin | Pages: 275 | RAD Book Club Book #4 ‘Elizabeth is missing’, reads the note in Maud’s pocket in her own handwriting. Lately, Maud’s been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she’s made and writes notes to… Continue reading Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey