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The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
Author: C.J. Tudor Country: England Publisher: Penguin, Michael Joseph Publishing Date: 20 March 2018 Pages: 352 Language: English Rating: 5/5 "You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or...
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Author: Alice Feeney Country: England Publisher: HQ Publication date: 23 March 2017 Language: English Pages: 384 Rating: 4/5 "People are not mirrors - they don’t see you how you see yourself." I read Sometimes I Lie in the summer. All psychological thrillers mess with your head, that's what we expect, but Alice Feeney has taken a step further with Sometimes I Lie.  A clever, compelling novel, it...
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Author: Haruki Murakami Publisher: Random House UK Publishing Date: 16 August 2017 Pages: 240 Pages Language: Japanese, English Translator: Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen Country: Japan Rating: 4/5 “Here's what hurts the most," Kafuku said. "I didn't truly understand her--or at least some crucial part of her. And it may well end that way now that she's dead and gone. Like a small, locked safe lying at the...
Author: Wilkie Collins Publisher: Penguin UK Publishing date: 28 September 2010 (Originally published through 26 November 1859-25 August 1860) Pages: 720 Language: English Rating: 5/5 "This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve." The Woman in White is one of those books that I am kicking myself for not reading sooner! The first 'sensationalist' novel in...
Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay Publisher: HarperPerenial Publishing Date: 17 October 2014 Pages: 328 Language: Bengali, English Translator: Aruna Chakravarti Country: India Rating: 4/5 India has a treasure trove of regional literature. Not many of us are aware how rich and diverse regional literature can be. The first book in the regional literature category of my blog is Sunil Gangopadhyay's Primal Woman. It is originally written in Bengali and...
Author: Meena Kandasamy Publisher: Juggernaut Publication Date: 26 May 2017 Language: English Country: India Pages: 272 Rating: 5/5 "Don't let people remove you from your own story." The experience of domestic violence is a universal thing. Every woman has undergone abuse of some sort, and When I Hit You is a searing account of it. It is lyrical in its prose, seething with rage and viscerally powerful....
Author: Indu Sundaresan Publisher: Harper Collins Publication Date: 18 January 2012 Language: English Country: India Pages: 384 Rating: 4/5 The thing with historical fiction is its power to take us back in time. The Twentieth Wife takes the reader on a journey of Mughal India during the reign of Emperor Akbar and Jahangir. It is the story of the enigmatic Nur Jahan, Emperor Jahangir's twentieth and...
Author: Amitav Ghosh Publisher: Penguin India Publication Date: 6 June 2008 Pages: 600 Language: English Country: India, Burma Rating: 4.5/5 "What would it be like if I had something to defend- a home, a country, a family- and I found myself attacked by these ghostly men, these trusting boys. How do you fight an enemy who fights with neither enmity nor anger but in submission to...
Author: Katherine Arden Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Publication Date: 30 Oct 2017 Language: English Country: USA, Russia Rating: 5/5 "Witch. The word drifted across his mind. We call such women so, because we have no other name for them." The Bear and The Nightingale is magical! I loved it and it is nothing short of perfection. It is easily one of the best books I...
Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Penguin UK Publishing Date: 24 April 2012 Pages: 560 Language: English Country: England Rating: 4.5/5 “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”  Mansfield Park is, perhaps the least popular novel of Jane Austen. Originally published in July 1814, Mansfield Park is very different from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and...

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