Wednesday, November 22, 2017

One Summer – America -1927 – Bill Bryson – book review

by Edith Cody-Rice      A book by Bill Bryson is always a delight and this one no less than his others. Mr. Bryson has...

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne – book review

by Edith Cody-Rice  I chose this book on the basis of the author's reputation. Although I had not read others of John Boyne's books, he...

The Biography: John Le Carré by Adam Sisman – review

by Edith Cody-Rice Adam Sisman was chosen by David Cornwell, who writes as John Le Carré, to write his biography, the only one in existence. Cornwell...

Murdoch Mysteries – Night’s Child – book review

by Amelia Gordon For those of us who are huge fans of the TV series Murdoch Mysteries, the publication of the trade paperback Night's Child...

Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson – book review

by Edith Cody-Rice  It has been said that literature is the hot truth and history the cold truth. This certainly is the case in this...

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong – book review

by Edith Cody-Rice  Kelley Armstrong is a best selling Canadian author of the thirteen book Women of the Otherworld series, the Nadia Stafford crime novels...

Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom – book review

by Amelia Gordon So frequently a novel brings history to life in a way that straight history cannot do. Think War and Peace and Dr....

Meet Ken ‘The General Grant’ at Mill Street Books on Canada Day

Canada Day festivities in Almonte include a chance to meet Ken ‘The General’ Grant .  He will be signing his new book at Mill...

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte by Kate Williams – book...

by Edith Cody-Rice 2014 marked the bicentennial of the death of Josephine Bonaparte, wife of General Napoleon Bonaparte, successively wife to Alexandre Beuharnais, widow, revolutionary...

Poles Apart by Terry Fallis – book review

by Edith Cody-Rice Terry Fallis is a very funny writer. Ever since his first published book Best Laid Plans, he has maintained the ironic self...
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