This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about literature on the blogosphere, pause for a podcast and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
TOVE TROVE: Reading the Books of Tove Jansson
My latest literary project entails reading books written by or about Tove Jansson – creator of the Moomins.
THE CLASSICS CLUB: The Wind in the Willows
I share my thoughts on one of the most adored children’s novels of all time.
REREADING: Matilda by Roald Dahl
Reading the original, magical story after thirty years before sampling a collectors edition with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake.
BOOK REVIEW: Green Almonds: Letters from Palestine
A glimpse into a complex situation through the eyes of a naive young woman who discovers a country, makes friends, falls in love and is confronted with the plight of the Palestinians.
THOUGHTS ON: ‘A House of Pomegranates’
A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimsical short stories by Oscar Wilde.
BOOK REVIEW: Suffragette: The Battle for Equality
2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and this children’s book tells the story of their fight. ‘Suffragette’ is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.
BOOK REVIEW: Great Polar Bear
Journey into the magnificent and mysterious world of the far north in Great Polar Bear, Carolyn Lesser’s poetic and scientifically accurate story about a year in the life of a polar bear.
THOUGHTS ON: Grimm’s Fairy Stories
Taken from the East European oral tradition, these stories were originally collated and published in Germany by the Brothers Grimm.
THOUGHTS ON: Tove Jansson Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography
Tove Jansson, author of the Moomins and one of the great idiosyncratic talents of the 20th century, must surely have found her ideal biographer in Boel Westin.