Monthly Archives August 2014

Book review: The Corners of the Globe

Very fast-moving sequel by Robert Goddard with a Scotland to London train chase complete with spies, a captured German warship, murder, kidnapping, secret codes and jumping on and off trains which would rival The 39 Steps [which Goddard playfully has one of his characters read in the restaurant car of one of the trains]. The first book in ‘The Wide World’ series by Robert Goddard [below] left me wanting more, and I turned straight to The Corners of the Globe to continue the story. A plane flight from Spain to the UK and a stint in the doctor’s waiting room ensured that I flew through it. You really do need to read book one first [see the link below for my review], although there is a little exposition at the beginning in the form of a Secret Service report, but to be honest it functions more as a recap for the reader who has read the first book than as an introduction for a newcomer. Goddard is a consummate storyteller and sells millions of books worldwide, the majority of his books have made the UK’s Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers lists. I failed to guess the ending of the first book, did I
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A review of The Milk of Female Kindness

A sensitive review of The Milk of Female Kindness by author Gwen Wilson who appreciates the difficult balance handled by editor Kasia James. This anthology is a collection of honest writing about motherhood: not the pink fluffy version. And Gwen is right, when I asked her to review the anthology I didn’t know the subject of her memoir I Belong to No One! Read my review of I Belong to No One by Gwen Wilson. ‘The Milk of Female Kindness] ed. Kasia James [UK: K James] Buy now And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: THE MILK OF FEMALE KINDNESS #anthology #motherhood Edited by @KasiaJames via @SandraDanby http://wp.me/p5gEM4-1az
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