Jojo Moyes * The Girl you left behind

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions. And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait – paintedContinue reading “Jojo Moyes * The Girl you left behind”

Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden (1998)

I remember the first time I watched Memoirs of a Gheisha close to 14 years ago. And the second time. And the third time. And the fascination I’ve developed for anything Japanese. Kimonos, tea ceremony, hair styles, even those silly flip flops. So you’re probably wondering – if I liked it this much, how come IContinue reading “Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden (1998)”

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Finished the book in tears. It’s a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Death is recalling the story and Death will be the one to visit Liesel three times.  During the second World War,  Death has never been busier. People dyingContinue reading ““The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak”

The truth about War – from Game of Thrones book 4

Poorly shod and poorly clad, they march away beneath his banners, ofttimes with no better arms than a sickle or a sharpened hoe, or a maul they made themselves by lashing a stone to a stick with strips of hide. Brothers march with brothers, sons with fathers, friends with friends. They’ve heard the songs andContinue reading “The truth about War – from Game of Thrones book 4”