Book Club

Book Review: Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

“Simultaneously heart-warming and humorous, Li’s novel explores the lives of restaurant staff in great depth and breadth”  The popular Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland has been serving devoted regulars […]

Book Review: No Place to Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel

“A moving novel about one woman’s escape from persecution and humanity’s ability to remain generous in the most brutal times” – a CUB must-read! In 1921, Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish […]

Book Review: Deviation by Luce D’Eramo

“A powerful autobiography about a young woman’s search for the truth and how she came to terms with it.”    Lucie has been raised by bourgeois parents as a passionate young fascist. […]

Book Review: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

“Steeped in African culture, Obioma takes you on a journey about sibling relationships that is simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching” – a CUB must-read! In the small town of Akure in western Nigeria, […]

A Look into 2019’s Books.

There is nothing better than pre-ordering a book, forgetting about said book, then having it arrive on your doorstep seemingly by magic. Here are some of my personal favourites of 2019 […]

REVIEW: The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

“The perfect Scandi-noir crime thriller to curl up with this Christmas” The Christmas holidays are upon us, and whilst for many of us it will be a busy time with […]

REVIEW: Blood, White and Blue by James Silvester

“A present-day political thriller with a strong heroine in her abilities and identity” – this month’s must-read! Britain is a melting pot of racial tensions and economic uncertainty. Sir Geoffrey […]

Book Review: ‘Browse’ by Henry Hitchings.

What’s better than a book? A bookshop! Bookshops have a special kind of magic: the ability to answer our questions; to transport us to anywhere in any period of time; […]

Book Review: ‘Soul of the Border’ by Matteo Righetto

“A beautiful novel that encapsulates nature at its toughest and humanity at its strongest” The tail end of the 19th century. The Vento region of Northern Italy. This is when […]