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Sunday, January 26, 2020

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!

W. Somerset Maugham

The Moon and Sixpence

I read The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham - loosely based on the painter Paul Gauguin - with interest. Then my feelings changed
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.
CJ Sansom

Dissolution

Shardlake is summoned by Lord Cromwell to investigate the murder of a commissioner sent to persuade the abbot of a monastery to turn over its wealth to the crown
George Moore

Esther Waters

Esther Waters by George Moore, published in 1894, is a novel about making difficult choices. Or, as perhaps, hedging your bets
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?
Muriel Spark

A Far Cry From Kensington

A Far Cry from Kensington offers a wry send-up of the London publishing scene with its debtors, eccentrics, high-maintenance authors and bottomless well of hangers-on.
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).
Mary Tudor, Bloody Mary

Mary Tudor: Courageous Queen Or Bloody Mary?

I'll start this review by saying that I highly recommend Mary Tudor: Courageous Queen or Bloody Mary? by Jane Buchanan.
Michelle Knudsen

Library Lion

Library Lion is an excellent children's book written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Justine Picardie

Daphne

Daphne, the latest novel by British writer Justine Picardie, artfully begs the question: Where would we be without our literary forbears
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