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Literature

Welcome to SearchGo literature category. You will find journal and book reviews from various authors on a wide range of subjects from non-fiction to fiction. Spark your imagination!

Michael Bond

Paddington Here and Now

Hard to believe that Paddington Bear celebrates his fiftieth this year. What with one mishap after another, who'd have thought he'd have made it so far?
Alison Weir

The Lady Elizabeth

The Lady Elizabeth is the second book by Alison Weir and she shows a knack for balancing dramatisation with detail.
Jan Pienkowski

The Fairy Tales

The Fairy Tales are also appropriate, despite their darker elements, for children who have perhaps overindulged on the sugar-coated Disney versions
Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader is a clever turn of the ages-old idea that if you want to keep your subjects in line, keep them in the dark.
Sarah Waters

The Night Watch

By choosing WWII as a setting, Waters sets up dramatic symbolism in The Night Watch, as the physical destruction that's wreaked on London
William Shakespeare

Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra is fast-paced, almost suspenseful (even though, it being a Shakespearean tragedy, we know how the major players will meet their end).
Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, Complete Tales Review

The Beatrix Potter Complete Tales with all 23 of the famous tales, beginning with Peter Rabbit and arranged in the order they were originally published
Denise MIna

Garnethill Trilogy

While we're on the subject of mysteries, I see the latest book by Scottish crime writer Denise Mina, just hit the shelves
Ira Levin

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary's Baby is one of those rare cases of which the film is just as good (as in complex and riveting) as the novel.
Camille Paglia

Break, Blow, Burn Review

I've spent some time with Camille Paglia's Break, Blow, Burn in which she "reads" forty-three of the "world's best poems."
Jan Pienkowski

The Fairy Tales

The Fairy Tales are also appropriate, despite their darker elements, for children who have perhaps overindulged on the sugar-coated Disney versions
Arnold Lobel

The Adventures of Frog and Toad

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
Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone

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
Elizabeth Taylor, author

Blaming

Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor is the story of an unlikely friendship that forms between Amy, an Englishwoman, and Martha, an American