When read together, this trio of memoirs acts as a fascinating, revealing and hilarious glimpse into the unusual life of Carrie Fisher. Highly recommended! Continue reading A Guide to the Memoirs of Carrie Fisher
I was unprepared for the emotional punch that this book packs…Stuart’s story will never leave you. Continue reading Stuart: a life backwards by Alexander Masters
…the real thrills here are the stories behind those fossil discoveries… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: sink your teeth into this thrilling journey into another world
I read a murder mystery novel, two non-fiction history books and a biography this month. What did you read? Continue reading August in Review: a month of books!
She played a part in sharing secrets with the Russians on how to build the atomic bomb and was involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler. What a remarkable life! Continue reading Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier and Spy
“I wanted to write about the man, the person himself” not “the metaphor we have come to know as ‘Bowie'” Jones states in the preface. Continue reading David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones
Amrou Al-Kadhi’s experiences growing up gay as an Iraqi-immigrant in the UK and as the son of strict Muslim parents. Continue reading Life As A Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi
Macintyre has done a tremendous job researching what happened and retelling it like a thriller, with romance, war, social history and a mystery all thrown in for good measure. Wonderful stuff. Continue reading A Foreign Field by Ben Macintyre: is all fair in love and war?