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Victoria & Abdul is a wonderful account of Queen Victoria of England with one of her closest confidante's Abdul Karim.
The author Shrabani Basu has obviously researched the topic, in depth and her work has paid off. This book is quite capturing and gives a wonderful look into the personality of Queen Victoria, as well as,…Continue
Posted on June 20, 2012 at 2:18am
26a is a story set in Neasden, London about a mixed race family. The father is an Englishman and the mother a Nigerian woman. They have four daughters Bel, Georgia & Bessi (identical twins) and Kenny, the youngest. The main storyline revolves around the twins.
The story begins when the twins are about 9 years old, they live in the loft of their house at 26 Waifer Avenue. They name the loft 26a, hence the title. Georgia and Bessi are both regular pre-adolescent girls, with…Continue
Posted on May 26, 2012 at 12:34am
We recently read this for our book club. This is a beautifully written book set in the infamous Hira Mandi district of Lahore, Pakistan. Hira Mandi is the popular red light district of Pakistan.
Set against the political background of Pakistan, the book shows the slow transformation of the area, from the hub of art and the…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2012 at 1:00am
We read The White Queen, 'The Cousins' War' by Philippa Gregory for our book club.
First of all, I must admit I love this authors style of writing. Her depiction of England, the Monarchy, the courts and the wars are so vivid that one feels as if it is a memoir and not written hundreds of years later. One is truly transported to a different…Continue
Posted on April 21, 2012 at 12:00am