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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!

Elizabeth Taylor, author

Angel in Distress

Angel will leave you wondering whether to laugh or cry for Angelica Deverell, who's so much the centre of this novel, I promise she'll redefine your notion of self-centeredness.
Michelle Knudsen

Library Lion

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

A Judgement in Stone

A Judgement in Stone is at heart about the tension between reality, or experience, and fiction, or illusion
Justine Picardie

Daphne

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

What Was She Thinking?

What Was She Thinking? is narrated by a spinster history teacher who befriends a new colleague who winds up shagging one of her students
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.
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
Rikki Ducornet

Gazelle

Gazelle, by Rikki Ducornet, is about 13-year-old Elizabeth, coming of age in Egypt, a country removed from the American south where she was born
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
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

In the Pursuit of Love

First, make no mistake that The Pursuit of Love is an English novel. So the bias -- and the root of the satire -- is all British
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