The Fairy Tales are also appropriate, despite their darker elements, for children who have perhaps overindulged on the sugar-coated Disney versions
Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends, published in 1970, is the first in a series of four books about these two famous friends
The Moonstone is a very long tale about a precious gem stolen from the brow of a Hindu deity that wreaks havoc on an English family
Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor is the story of an unlikely friendship that forms between Amy, an Englishwoman, and Martha, an American
I promise that "reading" the Arrival by Shaun Tan, is the real voyage of discovery. This complex and fascinating work occupies some other reading realm
Adrian is pretentious, pimply, and prone to melodrama - and yet disarmingly sympathetic. His woes are familiar to anyone who's passed the age of 13
I couldn't let the week pass by without mentioning that September 15th (today) was Agatha Christie's birthday
I can recommend two intriguing adult treatments of Agatha Christie's mysterious disappearance from Styles, her real-life home, in Sunningdale, Berkshire.
The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey, is unputdownable. Perhaps it's because the book is really a paper chase through history and the historical record.
The Flanders Panel, by Arturo Perez-Reverte, is about art conservator uncovering an inscription hidden for nearly five centuries