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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!

84 Charing Cross Road plaque

A Very Bookish Holiday

I alluded to bookish doings abroad in my last post ... the London trip was amazing, at least from this bibliophile's point of view
Justine Picardie

Daphne

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

A Bear Called Paddington

The recent trip to London put me in a mood for a book I’ve not read in more than twenty years: Paddington Abroad
Joanne Harris

Gentlemen & Players

Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris is a psychological thriller centred around an exclusive boys' prep school in England. A Machiavellian plan is hatched...
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
Sue Townsend

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

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
84 Charing Cross Rd

84 Charing Cross Road Review

84 Charing Cross Road will resonate with anyone who relishes the tactile beauty of regally bound, hand press books
Emile Zola

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece set off a few shockwaves, not just among literary critics who loved to grouse about Zola's gritty and extreme approach to realism
Elizabeth Taylor, author

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont doesn't leave you feeling at all down. Taylor's books are perfect if you want a breezy summer read but aren't willing to sacrifice craft or depth
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Letters of Arthur Conan Doyle

A Life in Letters is just that: a collection of Arthur Conan Doyle's correspondence, beginning with his days at school
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