The 1000 Year Old Boy-Ross Welford

The 1000 year old boy is a brilliant book which in a very simple way explains quite a strange and difficult concept. This book tells the story of a boy called Alfie. He is a completely normal boy. Except for the fact that he has a lucid memory of the last viking invasion. Completely normal. … Continue reading The 1000 Year Old Boy-Ross Welford

Going Solo-Roald Dahl

This book is one I have been wanting to read for years, however the age group was never appropriate for me. So on finally being allowed to read this book, I read ferociously and as usual with Roald Dahl I wasn't disappointed. I love his autobiography! I love his witty writing style and adore his … Continue reading Going Solo-Roald Dahl

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

The Spanish Civil War has inspired a whole body of work in art and literature. I am not much of an art historian, but I remember being awe struck standing in front of Picasso's Guernica in Madrid's Museo Reina Sofia. I had not known much about the civil war then but I had vaguely heard … Continue reading For Whom The Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

East West Street – Philippe Sands

East West Street defies categorization. It is part memoir, part history, part biography and part a commentary on International Law. Whatever the category, it is deeply researched, very well written and tightly edited. While it is a non-fiction book, it has the pacing of a thriller. Who would have thought you can build so much … Continue reading East West Street – Philippe Sands

Belonging, The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 – Simon Schama

I read the first part of this two part history nearly 5 years back and remember being completely mesmerized by Simon Schama‚Äôs story-telling. I vowed to read the second part as soon as it is available but somehow missed its 2017 release, only to pick up the book at the very end of 2018. This … Continue reading Belonging, The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 – Simon Schama