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Three Little Monkeys by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark

…The sort of thing you have to expect if you have Three Little Monkeys! With delightful illustrations by renowned illustrator Quentin Blake, and an enchanting tale by writer Emma Chichester … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alice in Brexitland by Lucien Young

Alice sat by her sister on the riverbank and wondered if she might not die of boredom…As a last resort, Alice glanced at the book her older sister was reading. … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Lonely Hearts Travel Club: Destination Chile by Katy Collins

After Thailand and India, Georgia heads to Chile, and this time she doesn’t go alone- this time it’s with her partner/boyfriend Ben! According to her friends Marie and Shelley ,‘…They … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong, reviewed by Nidarsha Senanayake

“The Watcher” by Ross Armstrong is the first psychological thriller I have read, and I quite enjoyed it. To be honest, the first few chapters of the book are not … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Perfect by Cecilia Ahern, reviewed by Tara Mallikage

Celestine lives in a society which claims people to be morally and ethically perfect. Guild determines the morality of the acts of the people in the society. People who disobey … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Loyal Stalkers by Chhimi Tenduf-La

…’Are you Sri Lankan?’ the lady asks. ‘One hundred per cent Sinhala Buddhist,’ Janith says. ‘You don’t have to be Sinhalese to be Sri Lankan.’ ‘But you have to be … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

Ten-year-old Mukta’s life changes when she is rescued from her village and taken to Mumbai by Ashok, the village zamindar’s son. Ashok gives Mukta a home, much against the wishes … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Adele: I had forgotten what happiness feels like. For so long everything has been about David’s happiness- how to stop his dark moods,how to stop him drinking, how to make … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leila by Prayaag Akbar; reviewed by Amina Singh

I’d  heard about Prayaag Akbars debut novel Leila .. heard it was chilling , heard it was a must read. So I finally got hold of a copy At first … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Party Worker by Omar Shahid Hamid

For Asad Haider, betraying the man and the “Party”, that had been his life for twenty eight years, was not an easy choice. But it was a choice he had … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment