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The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

…When we’d sung about behaving ourselves, the vicar climbed into the pulpit and said he was going to read from the Bible.I sat back with a Licquorice Allsort. ‘All the … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s The ‘Principal’ of It by Goolbai Gunasekara

  According to Mrs. Goolbai Gunasekara, “While the saying goes that teaching is a noble profession, it has always been one of the worst paid. Yet somehow, great men and … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith; reviewed by Nimra Savanghan

    Pharoah is a thrilling novel under the series “ Ancient Egypt” by Wilbur Smith, a South African novelist. The story begins with the death of Pharoah Tamose, and … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo

Brian Russo’s Yoga Bunny, loves doing yoga. But none of his friends in the forest are interested in joining him. While Yoga Bunny is calmly practising the Tree Pose and … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walking With Nanak by Haroon Khalid

For a wondering Sikh like me who constantly questions if Sikhism today truly reflects the spirit of Guru Nanak and his teachings, this book by Haroon Khalid was a wonderful … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jump by Steve Harvey

Invictus by William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

“Less is More” This 19th century proverbial phrase first appeared in 1855, in Robert Browning’s Andrea del Sarto. In a world of stand-alone novels, trilogies and series, novellas and short stories … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton; reviewed by Yusra Aziz-Eliyas

Tiny Pretty Things – Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton Delve in the lives of Beautiful Ballerinas The first of a series of two for teens, the book takes you through … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee; reviewed by Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar

Fascinating insight into the Naxalite Movement Born in the late 60s and early 70s, we heard horrific tales of the brightest youth of our family and friends having died or … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

…Eliza woke early the next day. Her curtains were flimsy and the sun was already bright enough to force her to shield her eyes as she jumped out of bed … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 2 Comments